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Stafford’s Holy Trinity Catholic Multi Academy Company Boasts TWO of England’s top Performing Primary Schools 

22 Mar 18

Holy Trinity Catholic Multi Academy Company is delighted that two of its seven Stafford-based primary schools have received letters of congratulations from Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards.


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Anglo-Saxon Day Helps Junior 4 Discover The Dark Ages 

22 Mar 18

On Thursday 8 March Junior 4 left modern day Britain behind to discover all about the Dark Ages.


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St Edmund’s Day Mass 

22 Mar 18

This year the Feast of St Edmund took place on Friday 1 December 2017.


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Tea Dance brings Generations Together 

21 Mar 18

Tea dance brings generations together On Monday 19 March 2018, primary schoolchildren from St Peter’s Catholic Academy, Cobridge, joined older people for an afternoon of intergenerational singing and dancing.


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Funeral Arrangements – Deacon Philip Prince RIP 

20 Mar 18

Reception of the Body (No Mass) Palm Sunday 25 th March 2018 at 5 p.


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Catholic Ethos and Practical Skills 

20 Mar 18

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Lichfield has recently acquired a beautiful new altar cover which has been produced in-house by two parent volunteers and children at their Friday afternoon sewing club.


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Reaching Out to Raise Awareness and Funds 

20 Mar 18

During the spring term up until Easter, Margot Scotford, Lucy Davis and Megan Cox are visiting Catholic schools across the Archdiocese to encourage children to take part in Father Hudson’s Good Shepherd Appeal.


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Andrew Robinson Winter Camp 2018 

19 Mar 18

‘The Kingdom of heaven is close at hand’ The Andrew Robinson Young People’s Trust have ran a Winter Camp for the past 7 years! Each year 5 days are given to 45 young people especially chosen by key staff from Coventry schools in disadvantaged …


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God’s Gardeners 

19 Mar 18

It’s that time of year again! In every corner of the Diocese, an unsung army of horticultural heroes are beginning to emerge from their winter hibernation, dusting the cobwebs off their wellington boots and ceremoniously rolling out the lawnmowers…


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A Musical Weekend in Bournemouth 

19 Mar 18

For the twentieth year running Catenians from across the Midlands made their way in early February, down south to the seaside resort of Bournemouth for their annual Provincial Weekend way.


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Children’s Mental Health Week 

16 Mar 18

The week 5-9 February was the National Week for Children’s Mental Health.


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The Rosary Catholic Primary School achieve the Investors in Pupils Award 

16 Mar 18

At the Rosary Catholic Primary School, we, as a school, have been working hard towards the Investors in Pupils Award for the last year.


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Olympic medallist opens new Coventry facility 

16 Mar 18

Olympic gymnast and medallist Beth Tweddle recently opened ‘Ready Steady Gymnastics’ new facility at Saint Augustine’s Sports Centre in Radford.


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Fr Philip Newbold Returns to Dine in the Archdiocese 

16 Mar 18

Caught on camera at the end of 2017 was Fr Philip Newbold, who retired last year from the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes, Hednesford, to live in Lancashire.


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Induction of Parish Priest at St Osburg’s 

16 Mar 18

At 7pm Thursday 22 Feb 2018, the Feast of the Chair of St Peter the Apostle, Fr Pontius Bandua, a member of the Apostles of Jesus Missionaries was inducted as the Parish Priest of St Osburg’s Parish.


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Students Perform Wizard of Oz 

15 Mar 18

A cast of over 50 student performers supported by a band of almost 20 student musicians performed ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Stafford’s Blessed William Howard Catholic High School last week.


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Education Cannot Wait 

15 Mar 18

For the last 5 years Christ the King Parish in Coventry have been supporting the ‘Friends of Ibba Girls School’ with a £5,000 per year commitment for five years to help pay a teacher’s salary in the Ibba Girls school.


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Pupil Voice Event 

14 Mar 18

School children from Coventry have raised thousands of pounds for charities which support those in need across the city.


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Tabor House Reaches Out to Help More Homeless People 

14 Mar 18

Birmingham’s only year-round night shelter, Tabor House, has announced that it can now support more people experiencing homelessness as it has expanded the number of beds available.


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Primary pupils from Nursery to Year 6 took part in celebrating 24 Hours For The Lord 

13 Mar 18

St Michael’s Catholic Academy in Wolverhampton is fortunate enough to have a chapel and from 9am- 3.30pm on Friday 9th March, this enabled the whole school to take part in Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.


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Deacon Philip Prince RIP 

12 Mar 18

Of your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of Deacon Philip Prince, Permanent Deacon of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, who died in Oxford on Friday 9th March 2018.


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St Philip Neri Catholic Church, Smethwick – 125th anniversary – memories wanted! 

8 Mar 18

The Parish of St Philip Neri, Messenger Road, Smethwick, B66 3DU celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2018.


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Damage averted by roof funds 

5 Mar 18

By Caroline Bletso An historic Birmingham church is celebrating after being given a much needed cash boost to save its roof.


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Playwright Edward Bond to deliver inaugural lecture at Newman University, Birmingham 

5 Mar 18

Caption: Playwright Edward Bond to deliver inaugural lecture at Newman University, Birmingham On Monday 16 th April, Playwright Edward Bond will be visiting Newman University in Birmingham to deliver a lecture titled ‘The Third Crisis: nihilism and…


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Raising the church roof to celebrate 50 years of local radio 

2 Mar 18

By Faye Fawcett Hundreds are expected at a Catholic church in Stoke-on-Trent next week for a very special radio recording.