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Wednesday, 08 September 2010 01:00

Cowley Improvements

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For several years Fr Kieran Anderson SDB, Parish Priest of Our Lady Help of Christians, Cowley, Oxford, has been hoping to see a new Parish Centre and the completion of major repairs and refurbishment of his parish church. The photographs below taken on September 8th (Our Lady's Birthday) 2010 show that his dreams are close to fulfilment.

Saturday, 14 August 2010 01:00

New Provincial takes office

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On Saturday 14th August 2010 the Bolton community gathered in the college chapel to witness Fr Martin Coyle SDB taking up his office as Provincial of the Salesian Province of Great Britain (GBR).


(l to r) Fr Michael Winstanley, Fr Martin Coyle and Fr David O'Malley

Thursday, 04 August 2011 01:00

Salesian Sisters Celebrate

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On the evening of Wednesday August 4th the Salesian Sisters (FMA), gathered for their Retreat in Brettargh Holt near Kendal, celebrated with the jubilarians: Sr Margaret Renshaw who wonderfully marked 70 years of profession, Sr Leah Bannon (now living in Italy) on her golden jubilee and Sr Carmen Vella, member of the Community in Battersea, celebrating her 40 years.


(l to r) Sr Leah, Sr Carmen, Sr Pauline Clark (Provincial) and Sr Margaret

Friday, 19 March 2010 00:00

Student Voice 2010

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Students from Salesian College Battersea, Savio Salesian College Bootle, St John Bosco Arts College Croxteth, Thornleigh Salesian College Bolton and Salesian College Farnborough met from 19th-21st March 2010 at Savio House, Bollington for the 5th Salesian Student Leadership Gathering. Mr Stone from Farnborough, Ms Adams from Bootle, Ms Kendall from St John Bosco, Mr Regan and Mr Georgiou from Battersea and Mr Hockenhull, Fr Waller and Ms Roach from Thornleigh accompanied their respective students.

Saturday, 26 June 2010 01:00

Ruby Jubilee

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On Saturday 26th June 2010 Fr Charles Garrick celebrated forty years as a Salesian priest.


Fr Garrick with his sisters and brother.

Fr Garrick was ordained in the chapel of Shrigley Missionary College on 28th June 1970. He has been Headteacher of what was then the Salesian School in Aberdour, Assistant Novice Master in Dublin, Provincial Economer in Stockport and Parish Priest at St Benedict's in Easterhouse. He is currently in charge of St Joseph's, the residential home for senior Salesians in Bolton.

Monday, 19 July 2010 01:00

Silver Jubilees

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On Saturday 19th June 2010 two Salesians in the Great Britain Province celebrated their Silver Jubilees of Ordination to the Priesthood.


Fr Brian McGraw with Bishop Joseph Devine, Bishop of Motherwell, at St Benedict's Easterhouse

Monday, 19 July 2010 01:00

UK-OZ Wiki

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Salesian Schools on opposite sides of the world are using a 'Wiki' site to share in a project inspired by the World Cup football competition taking place in South Africa in the summer of 2010.


So far the schools involved are Thornleigh Salesian College Bolton in the UK and Salesian College Chadstone and Xavier College in Australia.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010 01:00

Group 711 in Lourdes

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During Easter Week 2010 fifty one sixth formers and fifteen staff members from Salesian College Farnborough and Alton Convent were 'Called to Serve' pilgrims in Lourdes, especially the five thousand on the annual HCPT pilgrimage for children and young people. They were led by Mr Patrick Wilson, Headmaster of Salesian College.


Friday, 09 July 2010 01:00

Fr Robson at the Palace

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Fr George Robson SDB was awarded the MBE in the 2010 New Years Honours List for services to the community in Merseyside. (See the earlier report here.) On Friday July 9th he went to Buckingham Palace with three members of his family for the investiture.


The investiture was performed by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales in the Ballroom at the Palace.

Monday, 05 April 2010 01:00

Provincial Chapter 2010

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Every three years Salesian representatives from the UK meet for a Provincial Chapter to consider the situation in the Province and plan for the future. This year the Chapter was held during the Easter Holiday (5-9 April) at Worth Abbey in West Sussex, with accommodation in the boarding section of the Benedictine school.


Some of the participants, with Fr Michael Winstanley (Provincial) and Fr Martin Coyle (Provincial Elect)

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