Consecration of St Norbert’s

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The photo above shows the consecration of St Norbert’s, Spalding, on September 3, 1904, and shows the town’s first parish priest of the Catholic Church, Father Thomas Van Bisen.

The image is included in the South Holland Life archives, which states that the first Catholic Church was built in Spalding in 1876-7 after the site was bought in 1874.