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Saint John Southworth Foundation Day Mass

On Tuesday, 27th June, schools within the Saint John Southworth Catholic Academy Trust came together for the second Foundation Day Mass at Westminster Cathedral.

The Saint John Southworth Catholic Academy Trust was established in September 2021 with the aim of creating a family of schools in line with the Diocesan vision, built in solidarity to give our pupils all they need to grow whilst receiving an outstanding Catholic education.

Mass was celebrated not only on the Feast Day of our great patron, St John Southworth, but in the presence of his mortal remains so lovingly preserved and cherished in Westminster Cathedral at the heart of the Diocese.

Cardinal Vaughan's Schola Cantorum were joined by 20 choristers from St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Chelsea to sing during the service. In addition, pupil representatives from each school delivered readings.

Thank you to Principle Celebrant, Canon Michael Dunne, Chair, Diocesan Education Commission, Administrator, Fr Slawomir Witoń, and Precentor, Fr Mike Maguire.