Saint Mary's Catholic Voluntary Academy

Mass of Thanksgiving with Bishop Patrick

We could not have been prouder of the children and their participation in the Mass of Thanksgiving for the 50th Anniversary of our school. The Mass was celebrated by Bishop Patrick McKinney of Nottingham with our Parish Priest Father Martin Sylvester; Canon Don Bowdren and Father Kevin Gradwell. We were joined by past pupils, parents and staff members. Former Headteacher Sister Celestine read the First Reading. Mrs Samantha Buller, Chair of Governors, read the Psalm. Representatives from the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust including CEO Mr Sean McClafferty; Chair of the Trust, Mrs Jacqueline Rodden and Trustee Mr Peter Barnes joined us for the Mass. Mrs Rudd, Acting Headteacher, thanked guests for their attendance and congratulated the children for their enthusiastic participation. Everyone praised the children's singing! It was such a joyous occasion to bring to a close a very special week.