SILHILLIANS joined the Archbishop of Canterbury in Greenwich last Thursday to take part in the national celebrations of the martyrdom of St Alphege.
The borough’s mayor, Councillor Irene Chamberlain and the rector of St Alphege’s Church in Solihull, Father Tim Pilkington, joined others at Southwark Cathedral and St Alphege Cathedral - the site where the murder took place 1,000 years ago.
Meanwhile, celebrations held in Solihull over the weekend were hailed a massive success. A St Alphege Fayre took place in the High Street, along with two reenactments of the martyrdom, performed by members of the church congregation.
Locals also flocked to St Alphege Church on Sunday, where two services were held in memory of the saint.