Catholic Life

Pictures of the week

1 Lord Patten of Barnes meets the Sixth Form Patten Scholars at St Benedict’s, Ealing in west London. Lord Patten was educated at St Benedict’s and is patron of the school.

2 The Catholic Police Guild of England and Wales has hosted its 95th annual Requiem Mass at Westminster Cathedral. The principal celebrant was Bishop Tom Burns, assisted by the guild’s chaplain, Fr Barry Lomax.

3 Members of the Venerable English College in Rome attend Mass at the city’s Campo Verano Cemetery, where there is a vault for members of the college community who died in Rome (photo: Mazur/

4 Pupils at The Marist School in Sunninghill, Berkshire, which has been named as a finalist in the Creativity in Education award category at the TES Independent Schools Awards.

5 A Remembrance service at St Michael’s School in Burghclere, Hampshire, which is owned by the Society of St Pius X (SSPX).

6 Bishop David McGough and Fr Paul Lester with the confirmandi at St Mary on the Hill, Wednesbury in the West Midlands (photo: Józef Łopuszyński).

7 Justin Rugama, a disabled four-year-old who lives in Nicaragua, with his mother and brother. Sciaf (the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund) is urging Catholics to help children like Justin this Christmas by buying presents from its Real Gifts catalogue (visit or call 0141 354 5555).

8 Students at Loreto Grammar School in Altrincham, Cheshire, are preparing for the National Schools Cross Country finals in Sevenoaks.

9 Sister Gillian McCambridge of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Salesian Sisters) makes her perpetual profession at St Leonard’s Church, East Kilbride in South Lanarkshire (photo: Paul McSherry).

10 The U13 boys’ and girls’ tennis teams at New Hall School in Chelmsford, Essex, have reached the regional finals of the Aegon Schools Tennis competition.

11 James Murphy-O’Connor, headmaster of Prior Park College in Bath, Somerset, which has been rated “Excellent” by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

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