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Cardinal Vincent Nichols consecrates west London church

In a majestic ceremony and amidst a spiritual atmosphere of blended fragrances of incense and angelic church hymns His Eminence Cardinal Vincent consecrated the Church of the Holy Family in West Acton, London on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The church was consecrated on the 50th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone. The foundation stone of the church was laid on April 1, 1967, by the R...

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London Synagogue hosts 'Midwives of Freedom'

Jumana Moon and Adele Moss

One Sunday morning in 1941 in Nazi Occupied Netherlands a mysterious character rode up on his bicycle and entered the Calvinist Church. He ascended the podium and read aloud the story of the midwives who saved the Hebrew babies and defied Pharaoh's policy of genocide.

"Who is today's Pharaoh?" he asked. "HItler" the congregation replied.

"Who are today's Hebr...

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Family Tree Mass in west London

Fr Angelus Houle at St Margaret's

Many have found healing past generations an interesting concept. I did, and to pursue the topic I found myself in Twickenham, west London, at St Margaret of Scotland Catholic church on the evening of Wednesday 4 May, where Fr Angelus Houle, from the Diocese of Brentwood, had come to celebrate a special Family Tree Mass. More than a hundred people attended.

Upon arrival, the greeters were...

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London: Polish children's choir steals the show at Catenian evening

Schola Swiatlo

A Polish children's choir stole the show at the Catenian annual Polish evening in Osterley, west London last night.

The youngsters from Schola Swiatlo, (The School of Light), at St Andrew's Bobola's Church in Hammersmith, gave a beautiful performance - singing praise songs with charm and gusto - before the delicious Polish dinner.

The principal guest was Bro David Rowley from Derb...

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Harrow: St Gregory's shortlisted for major award

Proud pupils with Headteacher  Mr Prindiville

St Gregory's Catholic Science College, in Harrow, north west London, has just heard that the school has been shortlisted by the Times Educational Supplement for the 2016 Secondary School of the Year award.

The awards, which are now in their eighth year, celebrate the vision, commitment and outstanding contribution to education made by teachers and teams in the classroom and the wider com...

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Michael Morpurgo visits west London school

The staff and pupils of St John XXIII Catholic Primary School in White City, west London were treated last week to a special visit by Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse. Year 6 pupil, Areanne Denzo had won a writing competition through the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith to have the author come and deliver a special assembly at her school.

Mr Morpurgo read his book 'Cockadoodle Doo, Mr S...

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West London school makes a noise about bullying

Year 8 Pupils with one of their posters

The theme of this year's anti-bullying week at St Benedict's School in Ealing west London was: 'Make a noise about bullying'. Every opportunity was taken to reinforce the anti-bullying message. There were several special assemblies where pupils were able to put the anti-bullying message into their own words. Stories of bullying made clear the hurt it can cause, even though this may ...

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West London school raises funds for leprosy charity

Just before the October half-term Year 8 pupils and teachers at St Benedict's School in Ealing presented Sue Davies from the charity Lepra with a cheque for a massive £1363.25. To raise the money, the pupils participated in a 'Fun work-out' at the end of the summer term, completing well over 4000 star jumps and other exercises during the session. Lepra is a UK registered internati...

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Prayer and Fast for Climate at west London school

James Trewby and Julia Corcoran with Gumley House girls

The Columban and Salesian's Justice and Peace education team visited Gumley House Convent School in Isleworth on 1 October for a day based around the theme of 'fast and pray for the climate' that takes place on the first of every month. The team worked with year 8 and year 9 in a variety of formats including workshops on fasting, climate change and the beauty of nature, an assembly on the fast ...

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West London school wins major green award

Years 9 & 10 Eco Committee,  Headteacher, Mr Andrew Prindiville & Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Bridget Campbell

St Gregory's Catholic Science College in Brent, west London, is one of only five secondary state schools in London to hold the Eco Schools Green Flag Award. In order to achieve this award, a school must already have achieved bronze and silver awards and must show that they have achieved significant and sustained impact in their school across a number of eco criteria, such as minimising litter a...

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West London students raise funds for Nepal earthquake relief

Brisk business during morning break

Enterprising students at one west London school raised over £500 in 20 minutes for the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund last week. Sixth Form students from the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School held their own Charity Cake Sale in the school playground, Staff Room and Sixth Form Common Room for staff and pupils to bake, eat cake and donate to this urgent cause.

School press officer Hannah Sta...

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Surprise visitor at St Benedict's Junior School

Children from St Benedict's Junior School in Ealing, west London, were rehearsing for their Carol Service in the Abbey Church when: Look who popped in to see us …Cardinal Vincent Nichols!

Monica McCarthy, Deputy Head, said: “We were absolutely delighted to see Cardinal Vincent Nichols who was visiting the Parish for a meeting. He sat and listened to our ‘Schola’ choir and commen...

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London: Heads of School at St Benedicts

Alexandra Vangelatos and Xavier Crean have been appointed Head Girl and Head Boy at St Benedict’s School  in Ealing, west London, for the academic year 2014/15. Both Alexandra and Xavier are Benny students through and through, joining St Benedict’s at the start – Alexandra in Year 7, the first year that the school went co-educational and Xavier right back in Reception in the Junior Schoo...

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Bill Tamblyn’s Quire performing in West London

The Quire

Colchester’s Quire, the town’s World Music Community Choir, will be taking part in the London Sangerstevne, a non-competitive international choral festival, this Saturday. It will be held at St Matthew’s Church in Ealing. Quire will be performing a 15 minute selection from its repertoire in each of two concerts (2.30pm and 7.30pm) along with other choirs from across Europe.

Its ch...

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