15th December 2015

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The annual St Richard Reynolds Christmas Concert drew a record audience of parents and friends at the Chapel of St Mary’s University who were treated to an exceptional and varied programme of quality musical entertainment performed by our high school pupils. The evening included choral and instrumental works both secular and sacred from classical to rock, from jazz to folk. The popular parents and friends choir added their voices to the occasion and The Barnes Concert Band brought their magnificent brass and woodwind sound to add to a wonderful and memorable evening which concluded with a blessing by our parish priest, Father Ulick Loring. Huge thanks must go to Director of Music, Miss Firman, and music teacher, Miss Williams, and all those who helped to plan and prepare the event and, of course, to our talented pupils who rehearsed tirelessly to help make the evening a success. Thanks are also due to the Chancellor of the University, Francis Campbell, for allowing the concert to take place in the chapel.

11th December 2015

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There was standing room only in a packed school hall to see the Infant children helped prepare for Christmas with a charming nativity story about a bossy king who hears about the new king born in Bethlehem and sets out to find him. When he meets the baby Jesus the Bossy King decides to change his ways. Some powerful acting and robust singing delighted the audience of parents, family, staff and governors. The children worked so hard to prepare for their performance and great credit is due to Mrs O’Byrne and all the staff and parents who helped to make costumes and props and to rehearse and accompany the children.

30th October 2015

Sisters of charity webFollowing a meeting of the Trustees of The Sisters of Charity of St Louis on Friday 30th October, the Superior General, Sister Josephine Goggin, presented governor Andrew Cole with a magnificant tabernacle. Mr Cole commented: "I am thrilled to accept on behalf of the College this beautiful tabernacle which will allow us to reserve the Blessed Sacrament in our new chapel. The sisters in RIchmond have been so supportive of the College and have made a number of very generous donations to our building development fund. Sister Jo was very much part of the campaign to estbalish the school before she was moved to Montreal as Superior General of the Congregation and her continuing support and that of the English and French Province, and particualrly the Sisters in Richmond, is very much appreciated and valued. I am also very honoured to have been appointed as a Trustee of the Province of England and France." Pictured with Mr Cole are from left to right are Sister Margaret Britton, Sister Jo, Sister Pauline O'Sullivan, Provincial Treasurer Soeur Jeanne Danion, Provincial Superior Soeur Thérèse Gralsand, and Superior Sister Maria Grimes.

17th September 2015

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 As part of the build up to the Rugby World Cup, a rugby ball relay took place today involving secondary schools across the Borough of Richmond. Each school decorated a rugby ball to pass on to the next school in the chain. The event kicked off at Richmond Park Academy in the east of the borough and then onto Christ’s, Strathmore, Grey Court, Teddington and Orleans Park. The Orleans park running team were enthusiastically greeted by pupils at St Richard Reynolds with a guard of honour and a rousing chorus of ’Swing low” before children from Years 1 and 2 at St Richard Reynolds Catholic Primary School performed a terrifying rendition of the Haka. The Orleans Park rugby was handed over and a SRR team led by Principal, Mr Burke set off to loud cheers carrying a magnificently decorated SRR ball decorated by Scarlet Misso. Their destination: Waldegrave School. The relay continued involving pupils from Turing House, Clarendon, LEH, Hampton School, Hampton Academy before reaching its final destination, Twickenham Academy. The event was organised by The Richmond Schools Sports Partnership.

16th September 2015

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Father Christohper Vipers, parish priest at Feltham and Episcopal Vicar for this part of London celebrated this evening a votive Mass of the Feast of St Richard Reynolds to welcome new Reception and Year 7 parents and their children to the College community. Guests of honour were The Lord True CBE, Leader of Richmond Council, and Lady True who had earlier offically opened the refurbished Corpus Christi block.  In a beautiful and moving celebration, Father Chris reminded us of the invitation of St Richard Reynolds to see the good things of the Lord and told the pupils that they are all loved and cherished and that in this amazing place, they can do amazing things and become the person Jesus has called them to be. Father Chris assured the pupils of his prayers for them for the whole time they are at St Richard Reynolds. He also brought assurance of the prayers and blessings of HE Vincent Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster. Father Chris is a great friend of the College and we are grateful to him for visiting the College and for his support and committment to our community. Huge thanks are due to all who helped to make this a moving and memorable occasion by serving at the altar, by playing instruments, by singing and reading and to all those who prepared the pupils and organised the evening.