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A service to celebrate the 300th anniversary of St Edward’s Church of England Primary School and St Edward’s Church of England School and Sixth Form College in Romford

Wednesday, 3rd February 2010

A service to celebrate the 300th anniversary of St Edward’s Church of England Primary School and St Edward’s Church of England School and Sixth Form College in Romford

A service to celebrate the 300th anniversary of St Edward’s Church of England Primary School and St Edward’s Church of England School and Sixth Form College in Romford was held at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 3rd February 2010.

St Edward’s School was founded in Romford as a charity school in 1710 to provide education according to the principles and practices of the Church of England.

The congregation was welcomed by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall who also gave the Address.

Scott Gentry from Form 8.8 read Job 28: 12-28 and Emily Bradford of Form 6H read Luke 2: 41-52.

Prayers were led by Emmanuelle Owayele, the Head Girl; Jonathan Olusina, Form 6B; Jonathan Maltz, the Head Boy; Marlin Manduakila, Form 6M; the Reverend

Stephen Waine, Chair of the Governors; and the Reverend Graeme Napier, Minor Canon of Westminster.

The school Trust Deed was processed through the Abbey Church and presented at the High Altar. The Dean, the Head Teachers, the Chair of the Governors and students from both schools were present at the Veneration of the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor.

The service was sung by the choirs of both schools conducted by Philip Keith and Ben Carter. The organ was played by Robert Quinney, Sub Organist of Westminster Abbey.

See also

The Order of Service (PDF)

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The work can be tough, but even the cold and rain don’t bother me as I enjoy it so much. I love every day that I spend at the Abbey – just being here makes me smile.

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