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Salford Diocese: 22 churches to close under reorganisation plan
Salford Diocese: 22 churches to close under reorganisation plan

This weekend the Diocese of Salford published its plan for the future organisation of its parishes and churches, entitled: 'Strengthening Our Presence as Church, a Journey in Hope'. Just over 100 parishes will be involved in amalgamations. The plan identifies the closure of 22 churches across the diocese, three of which are not currently used...These changes have been developed for a number of reasons including to encourage parishioners to support and manage the general administration of parishes. This is intended to give priests more time to perform their pastoral duties,

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Manchester: St Paul's students inspired by supersonic BLOODHOUND project
Manchester: St Paul's students inspired by supersonic BLOODHOUND project

Students from Saint Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester, recently attended an inspirational lecture delivered by the Bloodhound project team and organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Manchester: Franciscan Friars visit Saint Paul's
Manchester: Franciscan Friars visit Saint Paul's

Staff and pupils from Saint Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester were delighted to welcome the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal to the school. The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal started their order 25 years ago in New York with the aim of being streetwise and relating to real people in their development and promotion of the Catholic faith. The brothers who visited the school were all British, had gone to New York to deepen their understanding of the order and then had returned to this country to dedicate

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  Manchester: First Aid training for all Saint Paul's pupils
Manchester: First Aid training for all Saint Paul's pupils

For the first time ever, every pupil at Saint Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester, has undergone first aid training, an important and extremely valuable life skill. The school believes that the pupils need a good understanding of First Aid in case of an emergency. When someone is having a heart attack, has serious bleeding, choking, is unconscious or in cardiac arrest, knowing what to do to help keep them alive until professional help arrives can give their chances of survival a significant boost.

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Everyone needs a buddy!
Everyone needs a buddy!

Saint Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester, has just unveiled its 'Buddy Bench', aimed at eliminating loneliness and fostering friendship in the playground. The school hopes that this will help spread the message of inclusion and kindness....The Buddy Bench idea was started by an eight year-old boy, named Christian, who lives in Pennsylvania. He had a great idea to have a bench on the playground designated for students who aren't

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Manchester: Saint Paul's students create  Nature Area
Manchester: Saint Paul's students create Nature Area

Staff and pupils at Saint Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester, have designed and developed a beautiful nature area at the school which the pupils can enjoy during their lunch break. The pupils have been involved in the creation and maintenance of the area and through this they have learnt to respect the hard work and skill necessary to produce and maintain an attractive environment. "Creating the nature area has given the pupils a sense of pride and achievement - and hopefully will encourage them to develop a life-long respect for the environment in

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Manchester school jumps at opportunity to get active
Manchester school jumps at opportunity to get active

Today is National Fitness Day, and in celebration of this, ukactive, a non-profit health body, is encouraging charities, schools, businesses and Members of Parliament to help "turn the tide of physical inactivity", and St Brendan's Sixth Form College in Wythenshaw, Manchester, is embracing the challenge. With the aim of getting more people, more active, more often, St Brendan's is thrilled to take part in the day and is running a packed programme of sporting events from 7am to 6pm for all staff and students to enjoy.

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Manchester school stages danceathon for CAFOD
Manchester school stages danceathon for CAFOD

Staff and pupils from Saint Paul's High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester, joined together to take part in the school's first-ever Danceathon to raise money for CAFOD, to support their work around the world bringing disaster relief, tackling poverty, encouraging development and fighting for global justice. The whole of Year 7 and their form tutors took part in the dance extravaganza which involved plenty of non-stop dancing to raise money for the charity.

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Manchester: Book Fair at St Paul's
Manchester: Book Fair at St Paul's

Staff and pupils at Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe,  Manchester, enjoyed the Book Fair which was held at the school with the aim of encouraging and developing the pupils’ enjoyment of reading. There were over 200 titles to choose from with award winning books ranging from chillers and thrillers to war stories, drama and comedy. There was a wide range of brand new titles from the best authors, especially those focusing on teen fiction and non-fiction.

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Manchester school rugby team plays at Twickenham!
Manchester school rugby team plays at Twickenham!

Pupils from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester, were given the honour of playing rugby at Twickenham Stadium in a curtain-raiser to the England vs South Africa QBE International. The pupils played on the pitch before England and South Africa in a curtain-raiser to showcase the Rugby Football Union’s (RFU) ‘All Schools’ programme. Saint Paul’s is part of the All Schools initiative, which has Prince Harry as its patron.

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Manchester: Bishop Davies opens The Well
Manchester: Bishop Davies opens The Well

The Bishop of Shrewsbury Rt Rev Mark Davies has opened and blessed a new centre of evangelisation run by the Neocatechumenal Way. The Well was a former medical centre in Wythenshawe, Manchester, which had been lying vacant for nine years. Members of the Way, a new ecclesial movement, have taken out a lease on the building and spent six months extensively refurbishing it as a centre of worship and of evangelisation for the local community.

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Manchester: Catholic college leads toilet twinning programme
Manchester: Catholic college leads toilet twinning programme

Manchester students and teachers have helped flush away poverty for hundreds of people – by joining a campaign to twin their college toilets with latrines in poor countries. A year-long fundraising drive by sixth-formers and staff at Loreto College has netted £4,000 for Toilet Twinning, which raises funds to provide safe latrines, clean water and hygiene education in some of the world’s poorest nations. Toilets around the Catholic college now boast certificates showing their ‘toilet twins’

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Manchester pupil becomes head teacher for a day
Manchester pupil becomes head teacher for a day
If you visited Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester, this week you might have thought that Head Teachers were getting younger these days! Well you wouldn’t have been too mistaken as Saint Paul’s had a new Head Teacher but only for the day. Year 9 pupil, Peter Brocklehurst, was selected in a draw organised by the School Parliament as the pupil to be the ‘Head Teacher for the day’. Peter was looking forward to the day and it turned out to be a great experience.
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Manchester: 'Out There'  - new centre for prisoners' families opens
Manchester: 'Out There' - new centre for prisoners' families opens
‘Out There’, the prisoner’s family support charity based in Manchester, has officially opened its new centre. New facilities will mean that it can now offer even better support to vulnerable children and families in the Greater Manchester area. At the official opening on Saturday 22 June, amidst a packed AGM gathering of supporters, Bishop Terence Brain, spoke warmly of how important the charity was in reaching out to vulnerable families who often come from disadvantaged backgrounds and find it hard to cope when a loved one goes into prison.
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CoE leaders sign open letter criticising government welfare reforms
CoE leaders sign open letter criticising government welfare reforms
Eighteen Church of England bishops have signed an open letter,  published in today's Observer, criticising the government's proposed welfare changes. In the letter, the bishops express concerns about plans to limit the amount any household can claim in benefits to £500 a week. Their intervention has received the backing of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York.
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Vincentian Justice Days
Vincentian Justice Days
Following on the success of last year's events, Vincentians in Partnership (formerly known as The Vincentian Millennium Partnership) will be holding three Justice Days in 2011. The first of these is in St Augustine's RC Church Hall,  Grosvenor Square, Manchester
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Manchester pupils in BBC Blast
Manchester pupils in BBC Blast
Staff and pupils at Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester,  took part in BBC Blast last week. Blast aims to inspire and motivate young people to develop their creative talents and showcase their art, dance, film, music, writing, and fashion ideas.
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Manchester pupils learn how to keep safe on-line
Manchester pupils learn how to keep safe on-line
Pupils from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester,  recently took part in Safer Internet Week where the 2010 theme was 'Think Before You Post'. They looked at mobile phone technology and the potential dangers, social networking sites, cyberbullying, how to use the internet and e-mail safely and responsibly and staying safe in chatrooms.
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Manchester schoolchildren  grow their own
Manchester schoolchildren grow their own
Staff and pupils from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester,  have been enjoying growing their own food on the school’s allotment. The pupils have grown many vegetables from seed, they have then had the pleasure of eating these vegetables.
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