Posts by Linette Blackmore

Lord Patten Meets St Benedict’s Scholars

Lord Patten of Barnes, alumnus and Patron of St Benedict’s School in Ealing, presented the Patten Scholarships on November 12th. Lord Patten attends the Sixth Form Scholars’ Evening each year. Chancellor of Oxford University and a Crossbench member of the House of Lords, Chris Patten was the last British Governor of Hong Kong and a…

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St Gregory’s Pupils’ Armistice Tribute

In commemoration of 100 years since the end of the First World War, pupils and staff from St Gregory’s Catholic Science College in Kenton “planted” a swathe of poppies in the school’s Remembrance Garden. Every pupil and member of staff in the school made a poppy, onto which they wrote a prayer of remembrance.  Over…

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Calling Catholic Teachers

The Diocese of Westminster Education Service is hosting an evening to engage with Catholic teachers and leaders currently working outside of Catholic education. Director of Education, JP Morrison, explains: ‘We wish to reach out to the very best in education and we are conscious that some of our finest Catholic teachers have, for whatever reason,…

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Something worth celebrating

by Bishop John Wilson Chair of the Diocesan Education Commission Education Sunday falls on 9th September this year and provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of Catholic schools and colleges across our diocese. Since becoming Chair of the Diocesan Education Commission I have witnessed first-hand the impressive work that is taking place and seen…

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Catholic schools: Always open

by JP Morrison, Director, Diocesan Education Service   This year the theme of Education Sunday is ‘Ephphatha: Be Opened’ which is taken from Mark’s Gospel reading on Education Sunday. It refers to the way Jesus healed a man who was both deaf and mute with a simple command: Ephphatha. Jesus is telling us to open…

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Celebration of Service Mass 2018

On 5th July the Education Service recognised the outstanding service of over 40 individuals who have served Catholic education in our Diocese. Teaching staff, support staff, governors and Headteachers were represented from across our 209 schools. The evening included a special Mass at Westminster Cathedral followed by a reception on the roof terrace of the…

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Cardinal Vaughan student explores the work of AoS chaplains

Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) hosted work experience student, Ciaran Bourke, from Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, London, at its head office in Eccleston Square for two weeks in July. Ciaran helped in various jobs including working on spreadsheets detailing the ships and seafarers, and a stock-take of items sold on the AoS online shop. The…

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Share the Journey: CAFOD gather for campaign finale

CAFOD and Education Service representatives gathered on the steps of Westminster Cathedral on Friday 13th July, to mark the end of their ‘Share the Journey’ campaign which showed support for people forced to flee their homes. The campaign was launched for schools at CAFOD’s head teachers’ Conference in March, and since then a number of Westminster…

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St. Dominic’s celebrate end of the school year

St. Dominic’s Sixth Form College marked the last weeks of the 2017-18 academic year by celebrating the faith of their community and raising money for charity. Firstly, the Harrow-on-the-Hill college came together in Westminster Cathedral on Friday 6th July to celebrate Mass, and with the end of the year approaching they shared a moment of…

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