Category: Faith Life

Changing the World

6th January 2023

Travel Scholarship recipients Every year, Year 12 students at St Augustine’s Priory are encouraged to apply for the school’s Travel Scholarship.  This gives pupils the opportunity to change the world. Simran, now in Year 13, takes up the story.  ‘Towards the end of last year, I applied for a Travel Scholarship offered to Year 12…

Be Spirited Day

6th January 2023

A day of reflection and activity. Year 1 – Year 6 held their ‘Be Spirited’ retreat on Wednesday 14th September.  Beginning with writing prayers for Queen Elizabeth II, a time to reflect on her life and say thank you for her 70 years of service, the children then went on to spend the day focussing…

Liturgies for Queen Elizabeth II

6th January 2023

A Commemoration. We marked the death of our late Queen, Elizabeth II, by holding liturgies at St Augustine’s Priory.  At both, the first for the Seniors and the second for the Preps, the Chapel was packed with pupils and staff.  The Priory Sixth led the liturgies and they began with beautiful singing from our Chamber…

The Relics of St Bernadette of Lourdes

6th January 2023

A privileged visit. This September and October, the relics of St Bernadette of Lourdes travelled from the Upper Basilica in Lourdes to visit every Diocese in the UK.  On Tuesday 6th September a group of our Community and Faith Life Prefects, accompanied by Mrs McDermott, Head of Faith Life, and Miss Johnson, were privileged to…

Upper VI Leavers’ Mass and Progression

6th September 2022

A wonderful evening. September began beautifully with our Upper VI Leavers’ Mass and Progression.  On Thursday 1st September our Summer 2022 Upper VI leavers gathered with their families and staff in the Meadow to mark their leaving St Augustine’s Priory and progressing on to university.  Mass was celebrated by Fr David Reilly and the Mass…

Wonderful Weddings

22nd July 2022

Celebrations in the Chapel. Since the end of the Summer Term we have been delighted to celebrate not one, but two weddings of past pupils in our Chapel.  On the first weekend of the Summer holidays, Rozzy married Jake and on the following weekend, Olivia married Jonah. Both weddings were beautiful and joyous occasions filled…

Celebration of Confirmation

30th June 2022

Feast Day of Sts Peter and Paul   . Following on from our celebration last week of those who had made their First Holy Communion, this week we celebrated not only the Feast of Sts Peter and Paul but those in Upper IV and Lower V who had recently received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Fr…

Lower VI Core Religious Education

30th June 2022

Poetry and Prose. Mrs Corkery, Head of R.E. reports on two examples of how the Lower VI demonstrates their learning in Core R.E.  The first example is poetry written by students reflecting on the latest unit they have studied, Christian Peace-making: Should Christians fight in wars? By Simran and Yuuri Should people fight in wars, With…

First Holy Communion Mass

24th June 2022

A celebration. Our First Holy Communion Mass took place on Wednesday 22nd June, beautifully celebrated by Fr Thomas on a lovely summer’s day. The First Holy Communicants had prepared the Mass extremely well and the family members and staff who attended were delighted to be a part of this wonderful morning.  The Faith Friends also…

ISRSA Competition

21st June 2022

Lower IV entries. Lower IV Alpha pupils, Homare and Hijiri, were two of the entries to this year’s Theology, Philosophy and Religious Essay Competition 2022 organised by the Independent Schools Religious Studies Association.  Head of Religious Education, Mrs Corkery, commented, ‘Homare and Hijiri showed great independence, research skills and critical thinking in their composition of…


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