Press Release- 7th April 2014
In the presence of his Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Friday 28th March saw the official launch of the 'The History of St Edmund's College' written by Father Nicholas Schofield, Diocesan archivist and parish priest at Our Lady of Lourdes and St Michael, Uxbridge.
St Edmund's College is England's oldest Catholic school and both the Archbishop and Father Schofield spoke movingly about the rich history of this special institution, so key to the preservation of the thriving Catholic faith in England.
The book traces the fascinating journey from the College's 16th Century roots in Northern France and Hampshire to the flourishing community which exists today thanks to the efforts of such luminaries as Cardinal William Allen and the Douay Martyrs, Challoner, Stapleton, Talbot, Poynter, Douglass, Ward, Bourne, Knox and many, many others.
Paulo Durán, Headmaster, said, "This is the first step in what is a special phase for the College as we move towards our 450th anniversary in 2018. I am incredibly grateful for all the work that has been done by so many to produce such a fine book, particularly Father Schofield and David Kay, Old Edmundian and President Emeritus of the Edmundian Association'.
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