A CELEBRATION mass will be held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of a parish priest's ordination.

On Friday, July 20 St Thomas of Canterbury Church in Dentons Green will host a service to mark Father Tom Gagie's 40 years in the priesthood.

The mass will be at 7pm.

Meanwhile, another mass for Fr Tom, who is also Lowe House parish priest, will be held at the town centre church on Sunday, July 22 at 11am with refreshments to follow.