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The Department for Education oversees the work of schools and colleges across the Diocesan footprint. This equates to 65,000 young people educated in 165 primary schools, 30 secondary schools and 4 sixth form colleges. The remaining number of our 208 schools comprise of 11 independent schools and a Diocesan 11-18 special school. Around 1,500 Foundation Governors are appointed by the Bishop to assist with Governance.

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Education Sunday - ‘Form and Flourish’

When:- Sunday 8th September 2019

Education Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to showcase and strengthen the links between schools and parishes, showing the essential role that education plays in the life and mission of the Church.

To help with this, I am pleased to inform you that the Catholic Education Service has produced a range of resources for schools and parishes regarding Education Sunday.

The resources include:-

  • A letter of support for Education Sunday from Bishop Marcus Stock
  • A guide for schools and parishes
  • A poster
  • A colouring in sheet for schools and children’s liturgy

These resources are available for download on the CES website as well as on the Churches Together in England page, where more ecumenical resources can be found.

A CES/Wednesday Word free gift for Primary School Pupils
As part of this year’s ‘Education Sunday’ initiative, The Wednesday Word and The Catholic Education Service have created a ‘free’ resource to help your primary school pupils and their families continue to ‘form and flourish’ – to reach their full potential in Christ – through a special Family Time together.

To see a preview of this year’s free gift, please click here
and select the ‘Education Sunday Legacy offer 2019’ tab at the bottom of the menu bar.

If your primary school does not currently receive The Wednesday Word leaflets, but you would like to receive a free pack of leaflets for the Liturgical week which starts with Education Sunday, then please contact before Friday 19th July 2019. In your email, please remember to include:-

  1. Your school’s full name and address with postcode
  2. The number of leaflets you would like for your pupils

If you have any other questions regarding Education Sunday, please do not hesitate to contact:-

Rosa Lewis
Parliamentary Officer
Catholic Education Service
39 Eccleston Square
020 7901 1904


Finding the Way


Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Our Lady & English Martyrs Parish Centre, Urmston, M41 7DS

We would like to invite our governors and teachers to our event focused on engaging parents, involving young people & families in the parish, providing opportunities for encounter & accompaniment.

  • 10:00 – Arrivals, tea, coffee
  • 10:30 – Opening Liturgy
  • 10:45 – Introduction to the day
  • 11:00 – Fr Bryan Cunningham ‘Engaging Parents’
  • 11:45 – Patty Ganley ‘Accompanying young people in their faith’
  • 12:15 – Lunch
  • 13:00– Fr Chris Gorton ‘Providing opportunities for encounter’
  • 13:30 – Lorraine Leonard, Liz Gibbons and Rob Jordan ‘Involving young people and their families in the parish’
  • 14:00 – Conclusion and closing prayer

If you would like to attend please book your place online at
Lunch & refreshments provided




Laudato Si Resources

Over the coming weeks and months there will be concerted focus by the Bishop and wider diocese to promote the protection of our common home.  With this in mind, you are encouraged to think about how we can care for our planet at work.

Some of our schools have some fantastic ideas about how we can reduce, reuse or recycle items to lessen our impact on the environment.

St Peter’s RC High School

“In response to your call to parishes encouraging to schools to be a part of caring for our environment as good Stewards of God’s Creation, we have a dedicated team of pupils from both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 who have led much of this action themselves, including presentations to our staff and governors and environmental training of both adults and primary links pupils.”

Please see the below summary of what what St Peter’s have been putting into place…

Eco Schools Work at St Peter’s R.C High

St Ambrose RC High School

“We have created a teaching resource in response to Bishop John’s Pastoral Letter, calling us to think global and act local with regards to the environment and “care for our common home”.

Please see the below summary of what what St Ambrose have been putting into place…

Enviro-LENT Pledge
Pledge Template