The Rt. Hon. Andrew Mitchell, MP, Conservative Member for Sutton Coalfield, visited St. Mary’s on Friday 23rd October. He was accompanied by his press secretary, Jasmin, and a member of staff from his constituency office.
Some months earlier, Mr Mitchell had met Sister Mary Horgan at the House of Commons when she was accompanying petitioners from Citizens UK Birmingham. He asked her about herself and her ministry in Birmingham, and on hearing something of St. Mary’s – its one hundred and seventy four years of work among the disadvantaged, and its current role in outreach to refugees and other disadvantaged people, he expressed a wish to visit St. Mary’s, take the tour, and meet the community.
The encounter with Mr. Mitchell was very fruitful and augured well for future encounters. Mr. Mitchell expressed his appreciation of the welcome received, the beauty of the building and his admiration for the work being done there.