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  • Girls raise almost £400 for Cancer Research and Dementia with Charity Football Match

    Four girls from Blessed William Howard Catholic High School have raised just under £400 for Cancer Research and Dementia. The students decided they wanted to raise funds for these two – …

  • Leaving a Lasting Gift to your Church: The Importance of Legacy Giving

    For many, leaving a gift within a will is a final opportunity to make a lasting difference to the future of a parish community. Having a will can secure you – …

  • Ubi Caritas Award to Parish Fundraiser

    The Dawn Mass on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord at the Parish of the Immaculate Conception in Bicester, Oxfordshire saw a welcome addition to its liturgy in – …

  • Day of Recollection

    The Year of Mercy ended on 27 November, so to celebrate the reflections and works that had happened through the Year, St Austin’s Primary School held a day of recollection. – …

  • The Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

    We are able to claim the VAT back on the majority of works undertaken on any of our Listed Places of Worship. Claims must be submitted within 12 months of – …

  • Unveiling of Portrait at Maryvale

    On the evening of 20 December, the staff and families of Maryvale Institute gathered at the house for the annual Carol Service and party. After a candlelit procession into the – …

  • Christmas Concert

    Last night saw the return of the St. Edmund’s Christmas Concert where a host of talented students from different clubs and groups got together to kick off the festive season – …

  • Year 9 Take Over Day

    On Friday 18 November West Mercia Police came into college and worked with all Year 9 students. It was anti-bullying week so the police used that as their theme. Students – …

  • Visit from Mel Clarke – Paralympic medalist/GB para-archery

    On Monday 5th December, Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College were privileged to be able welcome Paralympic medalist/GB para-archery squad member Mel Clarke into our college as our Sky Sports Living – …

  • Our Lady of the Wayside School Shoebox Appeal

    Children from Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Primary School in Solihull were keen to reach out to asylum seekers and newly settled refugees to show them that people do – …

  • Month of the Holy Souls

    Month of the Holy Souls, graves blessed at the Parish of the Immaculate Conception, Bicester, Oxfordshire. As has been the custom for a number of years, the first Sunday in – …

  • Kids Lit Quiz

    Two teams from Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College competed in the Kids Lit Quiz Regional Heat at the Butts Arena, Coventry. After battling through ten rounds of questions in categories – …

  • Sports Award

    ‘The college is proud to have been awarded the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark Silver. The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme which rewards schools for their commitment to – …

  • Olympic and Commonwealth Badminton Medalist Welcomed at College

    On Friday 15th July, we were delighted to welcome Olympic and Commonwealth badminton medalist Simon Archer as special guest at our Sports Assemblies. Simon was present at 2 assemblies which – …

  • Summer OAP Party!

    On Tuesday 12th July pupils of Cardinal Wiseman Catholic Technology College, Birmingham put on a spectacular summer party for their local senior citizens. The party was held at the Maryvale – …

  • End of Term Summer Party!

    On Thursday 7th July, Cardinal Wiseman School entered into the spirit of summer with an end of term summer party! It wasn’t just any party, with all of the money – …

  • West End Calibre Performance

    Every year here at St Paul’s School for Girls, we all eagerly await our annual drama performance. This year we were given a spectacular performance of “Beauty and the Beast”. – …

  • The Oratory School celebrates DofE success at Buckingham Palace

    On 16th May 2016, David Watkins from The Oratory School in Woodcote, Reading attended a once in a life time Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Gold Award Presentation at Buckingham – …

  • School Raises Funds for CAFOD

    “A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great” Proverbs 18:16. As a school we have fundraised a fantastic amount of £1200 for CAFOD – …

  • Sustrans Big Pedal winners

    St Margaret Ward RC Academy became the Regional and national High School winners of the Sustrans 2016 Big Pedal competition.  Schools are encouraged to record cycling and scooting journeys on – …

  • Sleepover

    On Thursday 5th May, students from Cardinal Wiseman had the privilege to be invited to attend the official opening of Soli-centre for youth ministry in Alton, Staffordshire. It was a – …

  • Jimmy Mizen Prayer Vigil

    On Friday 6th May 2016, twenty seven year 11 pupils arrived at Cardinal Wiseman Catholic Technology College raring to go. We began our evening with a presentation and reminder about – …

  • St Philip’s Smethwick – May Procession 2016

    Children, Staff, Parents and Parishioners at the parish of St. Philip Neri and the school of St. Philip’s came together to honour Mary, the mother of God at a special – …

  • Our Lady of Fatima School Honour Their Patron Saint with a May Procession

    The whole school, parents and relatives all gathered together on the afternoon of 16 May to honour Mary, Our Lady of Fatima, the patron Saint of our school. Traditionally the – …

  • ‘The Eloquence of Youth’

    The Catenian Association’s Regional Public Speaking Competition Every year Regional heats around the country are arranged by local Catenians and all Catholic schools in that area are invited to send – …

    The successful constants: L to R, third place Max Ponsonby, Mr. Wilf Feely, Competition winner; Dylan Wana Key and second place John Turner
  • May Procession

    On Friday 6th May, more than 480 children from Our Lady of the Wayside Primary School and Pre-School in Solihull gathered to honour Mary, the Mother of God and Mother – …

  • Parish and School Come Together to Celebrate May Procession

    On a beautiful sunny Tuesday morning out Parish and School came together once again to celebrate our May Procession. The children of the school provided many glorious flowers in offering – …

  • May Procession

    May Procession held on 15.05.16 at Corpus Christ Church, ­ Stechford. By Michelle Gray Corpus Christi Church, Stechford, Birmingham (Catholic Today June 2016)

  • GSUS Live Experience

    Everyone returned to school after the long Bank Holiday weekend to find the ŒGSUS Live bus parked on the playground. We all wondered what it was and why it was – …

  • Erdington Abbey Pilgrimage to Rome

    A group from Erdington Abbey accompanied by Rector and Parish Priest Fr Gabriel Maguire C.Ss.R recently travelled to Rome to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Redemptorist Order being given – …

  • The Practical Christian Difficulty: Our Belief in Christ

    (From a talk by Monsignor William Steele of Leeds Diocese 2004) We talk of reciprocity in dialogue with other Faiths. Sometimes we talk of Equality. We share equality in humanity, – …


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