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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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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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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In thanksgiving: Catholic Children’s Society

On Thursday 5th July students from across the diocese gathered for the Catholic Children’s Society (CCS) annual Good Samaritan and Good Shepherd Masses at Westminster Cathedral. The Good Shepherd Mass for primary school pupils was celebrated by Bishop Paul McAleenan in the morning followed by Bishop John Wilson celebrating the Good Samaritan Mass for secondary…

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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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