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Battersea community joins prayer vigil for those lost to COVID

Battersea community joins prayer vigil for those lost to COVID

Posted: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 19:04

On the evening of the 23rd of March, the Battersea Salesian Community gathered, in common with people across the nation, to remember the 126,000 deaths from Covid over the last year and the 2.73 million deaths worldwide in the same year. Even yesterday, London lost another 96 people through COVID.

The community gathered to pause and sing a hymn of trust in God before returning to their studies in the... Read More »

Tags: Battersea, COVID-19, Homepage, Salesian Communities, Salesians of Don Bosco

Passover in Judaism

Passover in Judaism

Posted: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 13:56

Faith Matters is a magazine produced by sixth formers at St John Bosco College Battersea for an adult audience. By kind permission of the editorial team, we feature Benjamin's Nunoo's article setting Passover in its faith context, and including an interview with Ruth Jampel, Director of Judaism for Schools, on what the festival means to her, and how she and her family celebrate Pesach together. (Image:... Read More »

Tags: Battersea, Homepage, Lent, Salesian Schools, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

Thoughts for Lent from Salesian Brothers - New beginnings

Thoughts for Lent from Salesian Brothers - New beginnings

Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 13:05

The Salesian Brothers of the Battersea community are offering a thought for each week of Lent to the students of St John Bosco College (SJBC) in a series of short videos, released from this week.

Battersea is the home of the Province's formation community, where young Salesians from all over the world continue their studies and work in the school and parishes, animated and supported by their Salesian... Read More »

Tags: Battersea, Gospel, Homepage, Prayer, Salesian Schools, Salesian Spirituality, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco, Vocation

Finding signs of hope and joy in our neighbourhoods

Finding signs of hope and joy in our neighbourhoods

Posted: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 17:07

Right now, we're all in need of a smile, and the hope and joy that nature brings us in spring.

The 'Battersea fox' was snapped this week by Bursar, Chee Yan Shek, snoozing happily on the community's garden table in the (admittedly rare) sunshine.

As we move into Lent, even in urban areas, we can look for signs of spring and new life around us, and, like the fox, find opportunities to enjoy the world... Read More »

Tags: Battersea, Homepage, Lent, Salesian Communities, Salesians of Don Bosco

Interviews with the Ordained

Interviews with the Ordained

Posted: Tue, 08 Dec 2020 14:56

You may remember Joseph and Gregory from an article we featured in RuaLink this summer, where we focused on their upcoming Ordination. We can confirm that they have successfully completed the process of Ordination at Battersea. As part of their Ordination, they were interviewed on their experiences, and have given us some interesting insights on the process. The interviews are featured below.

Joseph... Read More »

Tags: Battersea, Homepage

SJBC student's prizewinning art for ACN competition

SJBC student's prizewinning art for ACN competition

Posted: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:37

An artwork by Alfie, an 11-year-old student from St John Bosco College Battersea, has won a prize in Aid to the Church In Need's (ACN's) #RedWednesday art competition.

Alfie's image, which represented the ACN theme 'Release Me' with a stylised image of birds soaring to freedom from an open frame, was awarded 3rd prize in the 11-16 age group, the category that received the highest number of entries.... Read More »

Tags: Battersea, Homepage, Justice and Peace, Salesian Schools, Salesians of Don Bosco

Former fashion editor helps students explore animal rights

Former fashion editor helps students explore animal rights

Posted: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 12:11

Bel Jacobs, former fashion editor for London's Metro newspaper, visited St John Bosco College, Battersea, last week to speak to A-Level Philosophy and Ethics students about the rights of animals.

Head of RE, Fr Andrew Ebrahim SDB, said, "Looking at whether animals have any rights at all is covered in the syllabus, but the textbook approach is rather dry and so we thought we would ask Ms Jacobs to come... Read More »

Tags: Battersea, Homepage, Religious Education, Salesian Schools, Salesians of Don Bosco