School site extended

The last cottage in Brookhill Road was condemned and was shortly afterwards pulled down and the school wall and sheds erected along the Brookhill Road boundary.

Funding appeal for sanctuary

Christmas 1888

Fr Fieu started a fresh appeal for funds as he prepared to have the sanctuary constructed: “When the late Rev Fr Coles built this Church in 1843 he was unable to finish the Chancel or Sanctuary (and Fr Cotter too was not able) … this will, with God’s help, be completed next summer. Although a kind benefactor has promised £200, at least £400 more will be required.” At this same time, reviewing the Schools, Fr Fieu said: “All the buildings are now in a very good and healthy condition. Both teachers and pupils are doing well. All the alterations have been paid for; the old debt has been reduced to £290.”