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Friday, 04 January 2019 15:11

From Don Bosco Ashalayam to Bollywood

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Fr Andrew Ebrahim SDB has wonderful news about a former member of the Don Bosco Ashalayam in Kolkata, a project he and many of our students in the UK have been supporting. Rajdeep is pictured above with the lady who has sponsored him through the initiative Fr Andrew is part of.


Rajdeep, who left the Ashalayam last year to join a rugby training school, was recently selected by a Bollywood film director to star in ‘Jungle Cry’, a film based on a true story about the Indian under-14 rugby team who won the 2007 Touraid International School Rugby Tournament in London. He was one of 13 boys selected from over 500 hopefuls for a part in the film.

Thursday, 03 January 2019 11:18

Celebrating Altar Servers on Feast of St Stephen

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On the Feast of St Stephen, 26th December 2018, four more young people entered the Guild of St Stephen at Sacred Heart Battersea, promising to serve the lord with Joy each Sunday. 

Tuesday, 01 January 2019 09:08


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As we step into 2019, I pray that you and all those you love, will be blessed with good health, friendship, happiness and gifted with the gift of giving. God's special blessing on you and your families, and may you all have a very happy and holy New Year.

Tuesday, 25 December 2018 11:07

Happy Christmas

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Wishing you and all your loved ones the peace, love and joy of Christ this Christmas and throughout 2019.

Friday, 21 December 2018 22:34

Fourth Week of Advent 2018

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Spiritual Gifts and Practical Gifts - Retreats for the young at Savio House


In the final week of Advent, we hear from Programme Leader Jonny Dearden about the work done at the Salesian Youth Retreat Centre.

Savio House is a retreat centre in the countryside near Macclesfield.  Our work here is to deliver a programme with school groups and to help them learn a bit more about themselves and their connections with each other and with God.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 15:07

Savio House team takes Don Bosco's work out

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Jonny Dearden, Programme Leader at Savio House, writes about an unusual week for the team.

Occasionally, our work takes us out of our youth retreat centre in Bollington. Last week, we were invited to work in a small village in Derbyshire called Hartington with St Mary’s Chesterfield and their entire year 12.



On Thursday, Year 7 and 8 pupils from St John Bosco College Battersea were taken by the Head of Music to sing for the residents of the Sisters Hospitallers Of The Sacred Heart at Roland Gardens.

Friday, 21 December 2018 09:15

Engaging session on Judaism for SJBC students

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The RE Department at St John Bosco College, (SJBC) Battersea, told us about a very special visit they had last week.


Ruth Jampel from 'Judaism for School' visited SJBC on Wednesday to help our Year 11 students really get to grips with some parts of the GCSE syllabus on Judaism. It was fun and interactive from the start. We had model Torah scrolls, cuddly toy Torah scrolls, mezuzahs, kippahs, you name it, we had it! The students really enjoyed being able to handle Jewish items.

Friday, 14 December 2018 09:59

Book for Shrigley Old Boys Reunion 2019

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Following on from the previous successful Reunions we invite Old Boys from all years and their friends and families to book for the Shrigley Old Boys Reunion 2019 on 06 – 08 September

After several requests, some changes have been made. This coming year, Shrigley Hall Hotel will be the main venue for the weekend, with Savio House for Sunday Mass, which will be celebrated in the main hall so it is accessible for anyone using a wheelchair.


Fr Tom Williams preached at the Christmas Carol Concert in St Mary's C of E church, Riverside Battersea at the invitation of Canon Simon Butler. This is the church where JMW Turner painted some of his famous river scenes, and it is the only Grade 1 listed building in Wandsworth. (Photo above: St Mary's Battersea)

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