Hilltop altar boys at Catholic church

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Pictured here is a group of ‘altar boys’ at a Catholic church in Eastwood.

The photo shows the boys stood outside Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at Hilltop in the late 1950s, and was submitted by Gillian Winfield.

Mrs Winfield’s late husband, Anthony, is in the picture along with Kevin Murphy and John Doogan.

Mrs Winfield used to attend the church herself and remembers seeing Tony there, who years later went on to become her husband.

An altar server is a lay assistant to a member of the clergy during a Christian religious service. An altar server tends to supporting tasks at the altar such as fetching and carrying and ringing the altar bell.