Fr John Lally celebrated his Farewell Mass on Sacred Heart School Playground on Sunday. He has been parish priest of Sacred Heart & St Margaret Mary Church for 33 years as well as parish priest of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.

Fr John has been instrumental in working for Catholic education in Leicester- as chair of the Leicester Catholic Schools Council, in interfaith dialogue through the Leicester Council of Faiths and has served as both Vice Chair and Chair of Governors for St Paul’s School. We thank him for all that he has brought to our young people and wish him well for his retirement in Earl Shilton.