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On 12 September Rev Reg Davies, Vicar of All Saints Parish Church, Denaby Main celebrated his Golden Jubilee as Vicar.  Many parishioners from St Alban’s Church attended a Golden Jubilee Holy Communion Service at the parish church.  Before the service Fr Desmond Edozie, Parish Priest of St Alban’s, presented Rev Reg with a petition of congratulations and thanks signed by over 120 parishioners.

  ‘Fr Desmond, Parish Priest, and parishioners from St Alban’s Catholic Church wish to congratulate Rev Reg Davies on his Golden Jubilee as Vicar of All Saints Parish Church, Denaby Main.  We acknowledge your commitment and dedication to the people of Denaby Main, Old Denaby and Conisbrough through your ministry and in particular your support for the priests, sisters and parishioners of St Alban’s Parish during the past fifty years.

  As a mark of our respect and appreciation, a Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated at St Alban’s Church for your intentions.  You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.’

Fr Desmond Edozie, Parish Priest of St Alban’s Church, and Rev Reg Davies, Vicar of All Saints Parish Church, shortly after they prayed together at All Saints Parish Church on 12 September

  On 28 September Rev Reg Davies’s Golden Jubilee Mass was celebrated at St Alban’s Church.  The celebrants were Fr Desmond Edozie and Fr Romanus Ozuomba.

  The service was very well attended, with members of the Davies family, parishioners and Church Wardens from All Saints Parish Church joining parishioners from St Alban’s Church.

After the Golden Jubilee Mass on 28 September – Fr Romanus Ozuomba, Ailsa Davies, Rev Reg Davies and Fr Desmond Edozie

Rev Reg Davies and Mgr Donal Bambury outside All Saints Parish Church after the first Mass was celebrated in Denaby and Cadeby Miners Memorial Chapel on 29 May, 1989. Working as a team, they were the religious and spiritual leaders in Denaby Main for over twenty years.

  Fr Desmond Edozie said, “For the past thirty years Mass has been celebrated in the Denaby and Cadeby Miners Memorial Chapel at All Saint’s Parish Church on the Spring Bank Holiday.  This tradition was initiated jointly by Mgr Donal Bambury and Rev Reg Davies.  We have always been made very welcome.

  “Many families in our parish have valued the support, the care, the prayers and the humanity shown by Rev Reg when they faced difficult challenges, ill health or bereavement.

  “Our Mass celebrated this important anniversary in the life of Christians locally and as a parish we expressed our sincere thanks to Rev Reg Davies for his support and commitment.”