Fr Cannon celebrates 50 years as a priest

Congratulations to Fr Aidan Cannon who recently marked his 50th anniversary of priestly ordination!

Archbishop Leo Cushley and clergy gathered at St Mary & St David in Hawick on Friday - along with parishioners, friends and family - to celebrate Mass in thanksgiving to God for Fr Cannon's priestly service.

He was ordained in 1973 (see below image) and has served in parishes across the Archdiocese - Currie, Methil, Whitburn, Denny and Peebles.

He also served in Nigeria from 1978 to 1991 at St Giles in Gambar (1981-83 and 1989-91), Holy Spirit Parish in Kwoi (1983-85) and Holy Cross in Pankshin (1985-89).