Morecambe sisters get honour from the Pope
Two sisters have received honours from the Pope for a combined 137 years of service at a Morecambe church.
Winefride Ward and Frances Burton have been awarded the highest honour for their dedication to St Mary’s Church, in Matthias Street.
Pope Francis issued the Holy Cross Medal to Mrs Ward, known as Win, for her work as the church organist for the past 70 years.
Mrs Ward, who celebrates her 90th birthday next month, began playing in 1946.
She said: “It is absolutely wonderful to receive this.
“I’ve been playing the same organ ever since.”
Meanwhile younger sister, Frances Burton has also... read more
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