Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Nicky and John went to the charming town of Bradford on Avon (in Wiltshire) this week, and visited the splendid Catholic Church there.  

                                  It's right in the centre, and was built as the Town Hall in 1855.    
When the Council moved to their efficient new offices it became redundant and was bought by the Church in 1955.   You can enter by the front door then up either of the grand, deeply-carpeted, semi-circular staircases to the first floor and into what was the huge Council Chamber.  It has been beautifully transformed into a magnificent church, dedicated to St Thomas More.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Year 6 Leavers' Assembly

At the year 6 Leaver's Assembly, Headtreacher Kirsty Richards gave glowing reports about each of the young people leaving our school this week.  From their willingness to help the younger school pupils to their prowess in sports and even to their welcoming smiles. 
A special presentation was made to Tony O'Connell on his retirement as a Governor after 15 years service.  
The young people each received a Certificate, their Records of Achievement and olive wood Rosary beads.  Fr Danny lead the whole Assembly in the Echo Our Father. 

Tea and cake was very welcome at the end of the afternoon. 

We give our prayers and best wishes to all our young people as they continue their educational journey.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Peggy Walsh's 92nd Birthday


On 11th July Fr Danny celebrated a House Mass at Birchy Hill Care Home.  
 It was for Peggy's 92nd birthday, Mary's 92nd birthday in September.....and also for Cathy who celebrated her (considerably younger) birthday on the day!
Though space was restricted, the Mass was attended by friends plus Jean who represented Birchy Hill. 

Thursday, 11 July 2013

"Ramona, Charles, Adrian and Maria Heath-Saunders wish to thank Fr Danny for the presentation of the very beautiful Apostolic Blessing. This was a complete and delightful surprise and a great honour on the occasion of Ramona's 80th birthday. The whole family also wish Fr Danny every success, health and happiness in his new venture in Bracknell."