Visit from Bishop John Sherrington 27th February

We were delighted to welcome His Excellency Bishop John Sherrington to our school on Monday. He led an assembly for all the children showing and explaining the symbolic meaning of the crosier, stole, cope, mitre and his ring. Watch here for images. He also read the Gospel of the day and reinforced the message of prayer, fasting and almsgiving during Lent. Afterwards he visited every classroom and answered insightful questions from the children. The children learnt that Bishop John had studied maths at Cambridge but after a few years of working in computing felt a calling to the priesthood, so that he could share the message of God’s love to more people. His favourite Saint is St Joseph who cared for our Blessed Lady and Jesus and is also Patron Saint of the dying. Bishop John asks for St Joseph’s prayers before he goes to sleep.

In June 2011 when Bishop John was 53, the Apostolic Nuncio contacted him to say that Pope Benedict would like him to become an auxiliary Bishop. He was ordained the following September. He has 45 schools and parishes to visit in North London and has a very busy and varied timetable. We were very pleased he could make the time to visit us and hope to see him again for our 70th anniversary next year.