Bishop of Brentwood visits Dagenham school

PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 February 2020

The Bishop of Brentwood meets Max, the school dog. Picture: All Saints

The Bishop of Brentwood meets Max, the school dog. Picture: All Saints

All Saints

The Bishop of Brentwood has visited a Dagenham school to dedicate its chapel.

The Rt Rev Alan Williams took a tour of All Saints Catholic School where he met staff, pupils and a four-legged friend in the shape of Max, the school's dog.

"It was a really great day," said assistant headteacher Nick Pauro.

"He dedicated our school chapel to the new saint, Cardinal John Henry Newman, who's the first British saint in a long time."

As well as the dedication service, the bishop also listened to a performance from the All Saints gospel choir and sat in on classes at the Wood Lane school during the visit on Thursday, February 7.

"He looked in on lessons, from PE to technology to RE," Nick explained.

"One of the highlights was the questions the pupils asked him, such as why he wanted to be a bishop. They were really thoughtful."

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