The Principal and staff are in position at the College working hard to prepare for the arrival of our first pupils next month. Builders are still on site putting the finishing touches to our fabulous new school. Of course, safety compliance comes first so the new team donned fetching hi viz jackets. They will be more suitably attired on the first day of term!

AB Vincent Nichols official photo loSt Richard Reynolds Catholic College will be opened officially and blessed by The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster (left) and The Most Reverend Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark after celebrating an open-air Votive Mass of the Feast of St Richard Reynolds at 10:45 a.m. on 19th September 2013 in the College grounds. The Archbishop of Cardiff, The Most Reverend George Stack will also attend this historic event; he was very much involved in this project in his previous position as an auxiliary bishop in Westminster with responsibility for education. The three archbishops will be joined by Bishop John Sherrington, chairman of The Westminster Education Commission and Bishop Richard Moth, Bishop for the Armed Forces and Chairman of the Governing Body of St Mary's University College with other clergy from the Diocese of Westminster and the RC Diocese of Southwark. St Richard Reynolds entered the Bridgetine monastery of Syon Abbey in 1513 which was founded by Henry V in Twickenham before it relocated to the site now occupied by Syon House in Isleworth. To mark St Richard Reynolds' connection with the monastery, a delegation of Bridegttine sisters will be special guests of the College. The Mayor of Richmond, other local politicians, head teachers, council officials, parishioners and other local clergy and faith leaders have been invited and, of course, parents, pupils, staff and governors of the College. 

Andrew Cole said, 'The whole College community is very much looking forward to this great event and prays for good weather! It is a great honour for the College to have three archbishops coming to Twickenham and a privilege to welcome all our guests to our new schools.'.

30th July 2013

Mixed groupAn interim committee has been formed to lead the Friends of St Richard Reynolds (FoSRR) and it has met three times already! All parents are automatically members and anyone in the local area and beyond who would like to support our school is welcome to join.The support of parents and other in the local area and beyind will be vital in building and developing the College. The committe is already planning a number of events for the autumn term and helping to plan the first major event - the official opening of the College on 19th September 2013. Committee members helped to organise pupils in uniform for a photo shoot at the College site and had the opportunity to see the progress on the refurbishment of the building. The first officers were unanimousy appointed as follows:

Co Chairs: Jacqueline Pickard de Hagerty & Marlene Bedell
Treasurer: Rebecca Evans
Assistant Treasurer: Ann Murray
Secretary: Hanne Tuomisto-Inch
Class Rep Co-ordinator: Joanna Saunders

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15th July 2013

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It was announced today that St Richard Reynolds Catholic College governor, Canon Peter Newby (pictured), has been appointed as Episcopal Vicar for Clergy Formation for The Diocese of Westminster. The governing body congratulates Canon Newby and wishes him every success in his important task for the diocese.

8th July 2013

The Parishioners of St Edmund’s Church in Whitton held a cake sale at the weekend in aid of the College. They raised a total of £178.10 which has been used to purchase a statue of The Sacred Heart for the College. Particular thanks go to the Whitton branch of the Knights of St. Columbia for donating and serving the tea and coffee that went with the cakes.