Bishop Marcus Stock returned to Saint Peter's for the recent 150th Anniversary Mass.

Now Bishop of Leeds, Bishop Marcus is a former parish priest of St Peter’s.

John Stringer addressed the congregation after Mass:

"I would like to offer on behalf of the Parish a vote of heartfelt gratitude to everyone here. For the Mass and surrounding events to take place a lot of effort, time, resources and skills have been provided by the parishioners of Saint Peter’s.

"It would be wrong to try and list everyone by name because there were so many involved that someone’s name may be missed.

"I would like to thank you all beginning with everyone from Saint Peter’s Choir, the Filipino Choir and the Nigerian Chaplaincy Choir for providing the wonderful music to sing the praises of God.

"To all the benefactors and donors who have contributed to improve the Church building and allow the team of flower ladies and cleaners to beautify our already treasure of a Church and also tidy the Church grounds.

"To the Knights of Columba and wardens for directing people and to Saint Peter’s School for supplying the catering and car parking along with Saint John’s Methodist Church.

"To volunteers who painted the Parish Centre and the Craft Group for decorating the Parish Centre. To the Union of Catholic Mothers and many others who are helping serve the people who have come to celebrate.

"To all the servers and ministers who have made the liturgy a fitting worship of God. To the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary for their service and prayers.

"And thank you Bishop Marcus for returning to Saint Peter’s. You are greatly loved for building up our Parish.

"Finally, thanks be to God for the Catholic Church’s 150 years in Bloxwich.

"Ubi Petrus, ibi Ecclesia, ibi Deus — where there is Peter, there is the Church, there is God."

Photo Album by Mark Lear

150th Anniversary Mass at St Peter's, Bloxwich