I feel a great attachment to my other parish, St Wilfrid`s, where I lived for ten years from 1995-2005. The future of the parish is looking very unsure. Finances are bad: there was only £8 in the parish bank account before Christmas. The congregation has dwindled to about 35 at a Saturday vigil Mass. In 1979 there were over 400 coming to Mass. We have had two meetings to talk about viability. The parishioners were told about five years ago that things were bad. Some now just want the agony to be over, others want to fight. So we are looking into the options. The mighty basilica of St Patrick`s, Felling is only half a mile away with plenty of room. Please remember the beleagured parishioners of St Wilfrid`s in these difficult days. There is a Facebook group for St Wilfrid`s here.