A celebration Mass and reception is to be held for retiring deputy head Brendan Bloomer (pictured).

Mr Bloomer has worked at Archbishop Ilsley School in Acocks Green, Birmingham, for 32 years and was a pupil there for seven years before that.

Organisers of the event are keen for past pupils and colleagues to attend the Mass, followed by a reception.

It will take place from 7pm on Wednesday 12 July at Sacred Heart and Holy Souls Church in Acocks Green, followed by the reception in the parish social centre.

Canon Jonathan Veasey, parish priest and Lead Trustee for Education, and school chaplain Fr Alex Taylor will concelebrate the Mass.