Oscar-winning Isle of Wight director Anthony Minghella. Picture by Georgia Russell.
A NEW cloister and gallery in honour of the late Oscar-winning Isle of Wight director Anthony Minghella will be opened on Saturday.
They will be opened as part of the 150th anniversary of the consecration of St Mary's Catholic Church in Ryde.
Solemn Mass will start at 11am, followed by a buffet lunch.
During the lunch, The Unity Stompers Jazz Band will perform before the new Bishop of Portsmouth, the Most Reverend Philip Egan, opens the Minghella Cloister and Gallery.
Isle of Wight Lord Lieutenant Maj Gen Martin White, the Isle of Wight Council Vice Chairman Cllr Charles Chapman and Island MP Andrew Turner are due to attend.
Mr Minghella’s parents Eddie and Gloria are prominent members of the St Mary’s congregation.