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St Thomas More

Catholic School

Liturgical Life

Each term, our pupils and staff gather, in formal Mass, to thank God for our achievements so far and to pray for the safety and achievements of our community in the weeks ahead.  Every Wednesday, voluntary morning Mass is held in the Glendale Hall. 

Autumn term 

Thursday, 1 November - Feast of All Saints.

Friday, 2 November - All Souls.

Friday, 9 November - Service of Remembrance 11.00am.

Red Wednesday, 28 November -  Vigil for Persecuted Christians (see Aid to the Church in Need for further details).

spring term 

Sunday, 6 January - Epiphany of the Lord Solemnity.

Sunday, 13 January - Baptism of the Lord.

Sunday, 27 January - Holocaust Memorial Day.

Wednesday, 6 March - Ash Wednesday.

Sunday, 31 March - Mother's Day.

In addition, the whole school gathers for the following services:
Autumn term - Christmas Carol and Penitential Service. 
Spring term - Lenten Service of Reconciliation and Resurrection. 
Summer term - The Feast Day of St Thomas More; Year 11 Mass; Year 13 Mass 

Each service is supported by the Music and Drama departments who collaborate on a chosen theme, organised by the RE department, working collegially to prepare the pupils to lead and participate in the services.