Bishop of Brentwood visits Dagenham school

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

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


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"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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