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Ealing: New chapel at St Benedict's
Ealing: New chapel at St Benedict's

A new chapel at St Benedict's, Ealing, west London was dedicated on the school's patronal feast day, 21 March. The Dedication of the Chapel of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus was conducted by the Rt Rev John Wilson, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster and Titular Bishop of Lindesfarne, who was also the Principal Celebrant at the whole school Mass in honour of St Benedict,

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Ealing: World famous Voces8 sings with St Benedict's choirs
Ealing: World famous Voces8 sings with St Benedict's choirs

The widely acclaimed professional a cappella group, Voces8, visited St Benedict's Ealing, to work with the school's choirs, Abbey choristers and pupils of all ages. Children from west London primary schools also attended the singing day, which culminated in a wonderful concert to showcase what had been learned. Voces8 began the concert with music by Byrd and Rachmaninov before the youngest singers took to the stage to perform American and British folk songs,

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London: Catholic councillor to host Corbyn leadership event
London: Catholic councillor to host Corbyn leadership event

Catholic Justice and Peace activist and Ealing councillor Theresa Byrne will be chairing a public meeting at Ealing Town Hall on Wednesday, 31st August, in support of the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party. The meeting will be addressed by shadow chancellor John McDonnell and FBU general secretary Matt Wrack. Labour councillor for North Greenford Ms Byrne said: "We are looking forward to welcoming John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor, to Ealing Town Hall to remind us how successful Jeremy Corbyn has been as

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Ealing:  Cardinal opens new building at St Benedict's
Ealing: Cardinal opens new building at St Benedict's

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, blessed and formally opened the new Sixth Form and Art & Design Building at St Benedict's School in Ealing, West London, on 28 January, the Feast Day of St Thomas Aquinas. The building will provide a fitting and lasting memory of Headmaster Chris Cleugh, who retires later this year and in whose honour it is named. A gloriously sunny day reflected the joyous mood of the whole occasion.

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 London: St Benedict's pupils join Voces8 in thrilling concert
London: St Benedict's pupils join Voces8 in thrilling concert

Pupils from St Benedict's School in Ealing joined the internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble Voces8 for a thrilling concert. The audience in a packed Ealing Abbey enjoyed a delightful tour of a cappella singing, including well known motets, folk songs and a stylish jazz set. Year 5 pupils from North Ealing, Christ the Saviour and Mount Carmel primary schools joined St Benedict's Junior School children for two rousing sea shanties including an energetic eight part canon with actions. A 'world premiere' was included in the concert.

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London: Matisse inspires pupil's stained glass window design
London: Matisse inspires pupil's stained glass window design

Eleven year old Olin Davies (Year 7) has produced the winning entry in the competition for the design of a stained glass window for the new Senior School Chapel at St Benedict's, Ealing in west London. More than a hundred pupils entered the competition, which was judged by a local stained glass artist - Sophie D'Souza - who will make the winning entry into the final window. Olin found his inspiration in the stained glass windows designed by Matisse.

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West London school makes a noise about bullying
West London school makes a noise about bullying

The theme of this year's anti-bullying week at St Benedict's School in Ealing west London was: 'Make a noise about bullying'. Every opportunity was taken to reinforce the anti-bullying message. There were several special assemblies where pupils were able to put the anti-bullying message into their own words. Stories of bullying made clear the hurt it can cause, even though this may occur online. Cyber-bullying was a particular focus this year

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West London school raises funds for leprosy charity
West London school raises funds for leprosy charity

Just before the October half-term Year 8 pupils and teachers at St Benedict's School in Ealing presented Sue Davies from the charity Lepra with a cheque for a massive £1363.25. To raise the money, the pupils participated in a 'Fun work-out' at the end of the summer term, completing well over 4000 star jumps and other exercises during the session. Lepra is a UK registered international charity focusing on people suffering from leprosy, who find themselves trapped by disease, poverty and prejudice and it helps them to improve their health, lives and livelihoods.

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Ealing: Children grow 'Tree of Money' for Nepal
Ealing: Children grow 'Tree of Money' for Nepal

Students and staff at St Benedict's School in Ealing, west London, have raised £1345 in support of victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal. The money will go to Kidasha, a charity working with children in the region. In the last week of term a giant tree appeared in the Cloisters Hall, spreading its branches right across the floor. This 'Tree of Money' was gradually covered with coins during the day. Fresh branches and leaves had to be added to accommodate the unexpectedly large amount of money brought in.

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London: St Benedict's is top  school for Drama
London: St Benedict's is top school for Drama

Four Upper Sixth Drama students at St Benedict's School, Ealing have been chosen to perform at the prestigious National Student Drama Festival (NSDF) to be held in Scarborough from 28th March to 3rd April. Soizic East, Rory Hobson, Kasia Krynska and Tempestt Walsh will present their devised performance of 'Fete' alongside drama schools, universities and professional companies. This is a huge success for the students and for the Head of Drama, Katie Ravenscroft, since St Benedict's is the only school chosen in the whole country. The students will perform a minimum of four shows whilst in Scarborough and will be able to attend other productions and multiple professional workshops.

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Bill Tamblyn’s Quire performing in West London
Bill Tamblyn’s Quire performing in West London

Colchester’s Quire, the town’s World Music Community Choir, will be taking part in the London Sangerstevne, a non-competitive international choral festival, this Saturday. It will be held at St Matthew’s Church in Ealing. Quire will be performing a 15 minute selection from its repertoire in each of two concerts (2.30pm and 7.30pm) along with other choirs from across Europe. Its charismatic founder and musical director is Bill Tamblyn. Tamblyn was a pioneer in the 60s and 70s of post-Vatican II liturgical music, contributing to major hymnals used in Britain.

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Newman in Ealing
Newman in Ealing
A pub on St Mary’s Road in Ealing, west London,  and the state visit of Pope Benedict XVI this September may seem like they have little in common but in fact they do: Cardinal John Henry Newman. I first became aware that John Henry Newman had any connection with the borough thanks to one of those informative little histories you sometimes get on pub walls.
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