On the evening of Tuesday 4th July, 2023 the North Staffs Walsingham Association held their first Annual Dinner since the late spring of 2019. It was good to once more hold, what has always been, a popular event.
For the first time the dinner was held in the Parish Hall of the Church of the Sacred Heart, Hanley whose Parish Priest; Father Michael Puljic has always proved a good friend and willing host to the Association at the times of our Deceased Members Masses and Annual General Meetings.
A lovely two course meal was enjoyed by the near on 30 members who attended and Chair John Coates remarked in his short after-dinner address of his delight at the conviviality that was so evident amongst everyone. The only downside but unavoidable disappointment with regard to the evening, was the absence of our faithful Chaplain Father Julian Green, who by the grace of God has made a most welcome and swift recovery from a recent health setback and the absence of Father Michael who, like seemingly all our Clergy of today, was too committed with other Priestly duties be able to attend.