Category: Faith Life

Star of Wonder

9th December 2015

Astronomy and the Star of Bethlehem The star of wonder which led the Magi to the infant Jesus is an enduring emblem of the Nativity narrative.  We all know the refrain from ‘We Three Kings of Orient Are’: ‘O star of wonder, star of night, Star with royal beauty bright, Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide…

Nursery Nativity

3rd December 2015

‘It’s a Baby!’ Yesterday, 2nd December, our Advent season really got under way with the Nursery’s performance of ‘It’s a Baby!’ their Nativity production, which was a wonderful afternoon’s entertainment.  This took place in the Nursery itself which was packed, parents and other family members thronging the seats set out to watch the unfolding of…

Welcoming Advent

27th November 2015

Sunday 29th November Sunday 29th November is the First Sunday of Advent, the beginning of the four week season of the Church’s year when we get ready for the coming of Christ.  This is a time of hope, joy and expectation and gives us the opportunity to prepare ourselves and focus on the approaching Nativity…

Juniors and Preps collect for…

26th November 2015

Operation Christmas Child This year our collection by the Preps and Juniors of gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world, organised by Operation Christmas Child, was a triumph with a total of 137 boxes being donated. One of our parents kindly took the boxes to the depot from where they will travel worldwide…

Shoeboxes full of gifts…

13th November 2015

Operation Christmas Child For several years now at St Augustine’s Priory we have supported Operation Christmas Child which is a project run by Samaritan’s Purse. This scheme gives presents to children in need at Christmas, all over the world. Over the years we have collected hundreds of boxes full of small gifts for children who…

Lower I and Upper I Remember

12th November 2015

November, Month of the Holy Souls November is the month of the Holy Souls and at St Augustine’s Priory we mark the month in several ways, including Remembrance Prayers at Friday lunchtimes and a Remembrance Book in the Chapel where everyone is able to write a prayer or to ask for prayers for loved ones….

Christmas Fair 2015, Friday 4th December

10th November 2015

Our Parents’ Committee This year is speeding by!  Our anniversary year of One Hundred Years of Faith has been marked with the visit of H.E. Cardinal Vincent Nichols and the blessing of the Prayer Garden.  We are also still working on the community’s ‘A Stitch in Time’ embroidery project and have enjoyed the visit of…

Happy Birthday, St Augustine’s Priory!

23rd September 2015

We celebrate 100 years on Hillcrest Road Monday 21st September saw the centenary of the date when the religious community of Augustinian Canonesses Regular of the Lateran moved into this site on Hillcrest Road and opened St Augustine’s Priory.  We celebrated the day thoroughly with a themed lunch, the opportunity for every pupil and member…

Priory Post 161 – One Hundred Years of Faith

1st September 2015

One Hundred Years of Faith H.E. Cardinal Vincent Nichols visits St Augustine’s Priory It was a glorious day.  Tuesday 30th June saw St Augustine’s Priory celebrate our One Hundred Years of Faith on our Hillcrest Road site with Mass celebrated by H.E. Cardinal Vincent Nichols with several priests from the nearby parishes concelebrating. We were…

Priory Post 164 – Times Past at St Augustine’s Priory

1st September 2015

Times Past at St Augustine’s Priory Remembering the nuns We celebrated our wonderful One Hundred Years of Faith Mass here last week with H.E. Cardinal Vincent Nichols at which so many members of our community were present:  pupils, staff, parents and many past pupils including Mrs Barbara Murray (née Creamer) who attended St Augustine’s Priory…

ISI Inspection Report 2021

The ISI Inspection Report 2021 has rated St Augustine’s Priory as EXCELLENT in all areas.

“The quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent”

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