Memorial Mass 2019

Memorial Mass - Friday 21st June

at the school

A bumper turn out of former pupils and members of staff gathered, together with the incumbent headteacher, to remember and honour those pupils, teachers and governors of the school who are known to have died.

Nine new names were added to the list of known deceased since the previous year and at least eight people present were directly related to some of them either as their spouse, children or brothers. There are now 106 names on the list, and that's only the ones that we know about! Causes of death include illness, road accidents, suicides and even murder. Once again those present listened in an impressively respectful silence as the roll call was read and, in most cases, perhaps remembering one or two faces.

After the Mass those present enjoyed a sumptuous buffet renewing acquaintances and refreshing their memories over beer, wine and soft drinks into the late evening.