Our Lady of Perpetual Succour celebrated its centenary on the Feast of the Assumption – 16th August 1998.
Mrs Mary Bramley, granddaughter of John George Kenyon, planned a celebration to echo the celebrations given at the church’s original dedication, with a Mass followed by breakfast at Gillingham Hall, which became a large garden party with live music from a Loddon band.
A news report of our Centenary celebrations appeared in the Beccles and Bungay Journal on 21st August 1998: Beccles and Bungay Journal Centenary News.
You can compare the report above with the original news report from 1898.
Margaret Knox, the organising genius behind the earlier Hassock Project, embroidered this beautiful commemorative tapestry which sits on a wooden chest in front of the right-hand family pew.