A MASS will take place today in the city's East End to celebrate the founding of Glasgow football club Celtic.

St Mary's Church in the Calton will host the service at noon to recognise the 134th anniversary of the Parkhead side's formation. 

Celtic was founded by Brother Walfrid from the parish of St Mary’s following a meeting in the church hall on November 6, 1887, and every year since the 125th anniversary, the club has enjoyed a celebration mass in the church to mark the anniversary of its foundation.

This year’s mass will be conducted by parish priest, Canon Tom White, and will be a celebration of Celtic’s long and storied history.

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Canon Tom White, parish priest of St Mary's, said: “It’s a real pleasure to welcome back the Celtic Family to St Mary’s - the birthplace of the club.

“Numbers were restricted at last year’s mass due to COVID-19 restrictions, so it will be great to welcome back Celtic supporters in larger numbers to celebrate this very special occasion.

“The mass started as a celebration of 125 years of the football club, but it has now become an annual event and it is important that we continue to remember Brother Walfrid, the Founding Fathers and the community from which they hailed.”