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Dedicated staff member lovingly crafts new cross

A new processional cross has been lovingly crafted by a long-serving staff member and is modelled on the symbol-rich cross of the Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Advent who founded the school over 125 years ago

Oratorians and Companions of The Oratory of the Good Shepherd at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, Norfolk, England during the 2019 General Chapter (Image courtesy of

The Oratory of the Good Shepherd: history, origins and special relevance today

“The charism of the Oratory is the renewal of prayer in the life of the Church, and members are often engaged in spiritual direction and the leading of retreats,” says The Ven. Keith Dean-Jones OGS


The Stinson plane crash and the SSA

“Sister Joan serves as yet another example of how sometimes it is the small brush strokes on a large canvas that can make all the difference,” writes Archives Researcher Adrian Gibb on Sister Joan Michael SSA, who nursed one of the Stinson plane crash survivors to recovery


Mother Emma’s Day

“Mother Emma was renowned for her love of children and her gentle nature, and was considered a bastion of calmness and serenity, although underneath that exterior…was a strength and determination to face challenges and expand the Society of the Sacred Advent and its reach,” says Archives Researcher Adrian Gibb on Mother Emma Crawford SSA, who is commemorated in the Lectionary on 9 March


Three deeds of Bishop Stone-Wigg

“It is a fitting time to acknowledge a man with a poor bodily constitution, but a mighty and priestly spirit,” says Archives Researcher Adrian Gibb of Bishop Stone-Wigg and his unique contributions to our Diocese