Bishop Challoner School celebrate open air Mass

Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation of Schools celebrated an open air Mass of thanksgiving with Bishop Nicholas Hudson, on the feast day of Ss Peter and Paul, Friday 29th June. The ground was filled with students and staff beating the hot summer’s day with a bottle of water beneath every seat and teachers looking after the…

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Schools Bulletin: June 2018

Welcome to our June 2018 Bulletin Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, It was Blessed John Henry Newman who wrote, “To live is to change and to be perfect is to have changed often.” The changes in the education landscape over the last three years have made the pursuit of perfection even harder to achieve.…

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Schools Bulletin: May 2018

Welcome to our May 2018 Bulletin Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, Last month His Holiness Pope Francis published a new apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate, (Rejoice and be Glad) on achieving holiness in the modern world. The Pope says the document is “not meant to be a treatise on holiness” but “to repropose the…

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Schools Bulletin: June 2017

Welcome to our June 2017 Bulletin Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, The last month or so has been an incredibly challenging time for our city and our community. The fire at Grenfell Tower directly affected 7 of our schools and colleges and indirectly many more through family and friend contacts who lived there. St…

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Schools Bulletin: May 2017

Welcome to our May 2017 Bulletin Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, The announcement that the country would be returning to the ballot boxes on June 8th provides the Catholic community an opportunity to seek assurance that education, and in particular Catholic education, will be served and supported in every way possible to allow our students…

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Schools Bulletin: March 2017

Welcome to our March 2017 Bulletin Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, Pope Francis’ vision of the meaning of Lent has particular resonance for all our school communities this year. “Lent is the favourable season for renewing our encounter with Christ, living in His word, in the sacraments and in our neighbour,” he said. “May…

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Schools Bulletin: January 2017

Welcome to our January 2017 Bulletin Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, On behalf of the Education Service may I take this opportunity to wish you and all your school community a Happy New Year and every happiness, good health and witness to faith for 2017. We are going to need it with all we…

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Schools Bulletin: November 2016

Welcome to our November 2016 Bulletin Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, This month witnesses the closure of the Year of Mercy on the Feast of Christ the King on 20th November. What an extraordinary year it has been for the Church and our school communities. In our diocese thousands of students have actively been…

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Schools Bulletin: September 2016

Welcome to our September 2016 Bulletin Expand Welcome to the start of a new academic term and wishing all staff, governors and students a highly successful year ahead. May Christ be continually at the centre of everything you do. The academic performance of our schools has again witnessed outstanding results this summer and on behalf…

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Schools Bulletin: June 2016

Welcome to our June 2016 Bulletin Expand Catholic education plays a significant and important role in our society. As a result of what happened in the European Referendum we must reaffirm our values and our role for the benefit of all. Cardinal Vincent Nichols’ statement calling for renewed purpose must be shared with our school…

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