Cardinal To Celebrate 100 Years of St Augustine's

Special mass to be held at the school for centenary

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Cardinal To Celebrate 100 Years of St Augustine's

Cardinal Vincent Nichols


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The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, will help celebrate the 100 year anniversary at St Augustine's Priory at the end of this month.

The girls Catholic school on Hillcrest Road was founded as a religious community in France in 1634 by an order of nuns. The school itself was established in 1915.

The Cardinal’s visit is a highlight in a series of events to mark ‘100 Years of Faith’; 100 years since the community of nuns first came together to open the school on this site. During his visit, the Cardinal will celebrate Mass for the whole school, staff, parents and guests.

Later on, the school will once again open its doors to the local community as it hosts its popular Summer Arts Evening, at which it will unveil its ‘Stitch in Time’ display, in fitting with the ‘100 Years of Faith’ theme.

Sarah Raffray, headteacher of St Augustine’s Priory, said: ''As well as producing outstanding educational results, St Augustine’s has become a pillar for the wider community. We pride ourselves on bringing together Ealing residents through public events hosted at our grounds on Hillcrest Road, and so it’s an honour to welcome the Cardinal to join parents, staff, students and locals, in paying tribute to the school and all it has achieved over the past century.''

Cardinal Nichols will visit St Augustine’s Priory on 30th June from 2pm followed by the Summer Arts Evening from 5pm-8pm. For further information on the events please visit


3rd June 2015