Another Grand Auction is to be held at Mirfield, this time to raise money for the Community’s campaign for the future. This will be the fifth such auction and will be conducted, as before, by George Gribben a popular and entertaining auctioneer from Belfast. He is the brother of Fr John Gribben, a member of the Community, who will be organising the auction at this end.

There are many lots at the moment, with something for everyone including – jewellery,  silver, furniture,  antiques, toys, war memorabilia, and various Church items. Fr John would like to thank everyone who has contributed and those who have given their support in other ways such as collecting and delivering.

Donations are still needed for the auction, and Fr John asks for your help in finding those hidden treasures. ‘If you know someone who is moving or downsizing we could help, we have even undertaken house clearances! You may have something in your attic or cellar or at the back of a drawer that has been gathering dust – it could make a big difference, and every little helps.’

 Friday 22 June 

Viewing will take place between 10.30am and 4.30pm

Saturday 23 June 

   Viewing will take place from 10.30am to 1.30pm

Auction will take place 2pm

For further information please contact



Set of 15 hand bells from Mears of London in very good condition, contained in a magnificent wooden trunk
Longines Chronograph – ‘Grand Prix’ silver pocket stop watch
Part of a large donation of domestic silverware, these lovely Victorian bon-bon dishes and salver together with an Edwardian cake basket
Georgian waistcoat – this beautiful family heirloom was worn by a 14 year old who was apprenticed in 1812. It comes with a photocopy of his indentures (original preserved in a Cambridge museum)
Selection of donated jewellery