Catholic Life

Pictures of the week

1 Fifty people from across England have attended a retreat on “The Glorious Sacrament of Matrimony”, preached by Fr Armand de Malleray FSSP at the Franciscan Priory in Pantasaph, Wales.

2 The Bradford Catholic Schools Choirs,under the direction of Tom Leech, take part in a Gabrieli Roar concert at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bradford.

3 Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton ordains Richard Elson to the priesthood (photo: Mazur/

4 Students at St Mary’s Shaftesbury in Dorset are supporting Gillingham Food Bank in the run-up to Christmas.

5 Pupils at Our Lady & St Werburgh’s Catholic Primary School in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, watch dress rehearsals for this year’s Key Stage 1 Nativity plays.

6 Students at St Benedict’s School, Ealing in west London, explore future careers at the school’s careers fair.

7 Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark has presented Martine Mercer, parish administrator of St Anselm’s Church, Tooting Bec, south London, with the Fideliter Servienti award (photo: Mary Hargreaves).

8 Business and political journalist Stefan Stern has urged students to embrace the new “ideas economy” during a visit to St Antony’s Catholic College in Urmston, Greater Manchester.

9 Oba Dokun Thompson, the Oloni of Eti-Oni, with Canon Brian McConkey in the medieval church of St Wilfred in Lancashire. The traditional Nigerian king also visited the new Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst.

10 Pupils and parents at Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, have taken part in a Consultation Day.

11 Children perform in the Nativity play at Ratcliffe College Preparatory School, Leicestershire.

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