On Friday 13 June Bishop John Sherrington visited St Christina’s School in St John’s Wood to celebrate the Good Shepherd Mass in the school’s Chapel and visit the new extension to the school buildings.
During the service pupils from Year 2 prepared and gave the First Reading whilst the Gospel was read by Fr Rudolf Loewenstein OP. In his homily Bishop John reflected on the mission of the Good Shepherd and reflected on his visit to the Holy Land to describe the challenges a Shepherd would face in leading their flock in an arid environment.
After the service Bishop John congratulated Headteacher, Nathalie Clyne-Wilson; School Chaplain, Sr Angela ACI and Religious Education Co-ordinator, Gemma Raimondo who are retiring this year. Bishop John thanked them all for their dedication to the pupils of the school and their commitment to Catholic teaching.
Afterwards Bishop John visited the new floor of the school, which includes two additional classroom, a designated music room and two practice rooms. Speaking of Bishop John’s visit Headteacher, Nathalie Clyne-Wilson, said: “We were delighted to welcome Bishop Sherrington back to St Christina’s and to show him the new floor that will enhance the learning experiences for our children for our children for years to come.”