Gaelic Mass celebrated in London

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The annual Gaelic Mass in London was celebrated last Sunday by Oban priest, Canon Donald MacKay.

A native of South Uist — both his parents were teachers on the island, his mother at Daliburgh and his father as headteacher at Garrynamonie — he has been serving at Oban Cathedral for the past several years, but is now due to return to St Peter’s, Daliburgh.

The singing at Mass was beautifully led by Anna MacCrae - originally Anne Gray of Barra - and readings were given by Mrs Nan MacQueen (now over 90 years) – and originally from Eilean Ron, one of the last Gaelic speaking islands off the far north coast of Scotland and by Roderick Cannon, a fluent Gaelic learner (and piper) from Norwich. Billy MacCormick of Eriskay and Roddy Walker of Daliburgh were also there to help.