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St Ignatius College celebrates 125 years

On 24th January, students and staff from St Ignatius College, Enfield, gathered in Westminster Cathedral to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the school.

Bishop John Sherrington presided at the Mass of Thanksgiving, which was attended by the whole school. The homily was delivered by Bishop Peter Doyle, Bishop of Northampton, a former pupil of St Ignatius College.

St Ignatius College has provided a Catholic education in the Jesuit tradition for boys aged 11 to 18 years since 1894 and for girls in the Sixth Form since 2014.

The College was originally founded in Stamford Hill to serve young men in North East London. It has been based at its current site in Enfield since 1968.

Students from St Ignatius College were involved in many aspects of the celebratory Mass, including the Liturgy of the Word and the music. After Communion, the St Ignatius College Gospel choir assembled on the sanctuary to sing ‘Hallelujah salvation and glory’, by Jeffrey LaValley, accompanied by a piano. The school choir led the congregation throughout the Mass in singing the hymns, closing the Mass with the traditional College Hymn.

Photos from the Mass are available here.