Bishop of Brentwood visits Dagenham school
- 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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