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News – December 2018

News – December 2018

Simon Warner-Bore R’80 is the CEO of Music & Memory, a not-for-profit company dedicated to providing personalised playlists to support people in pain or struggling with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive and physical challenges to reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories.  If you would like to find out more and support their current crowdfunder project click here.

 

Tom Hicks B’13 is heading off on a challenge in the new year in an attempt to plant a flag at the North Pole to raise money for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, an organisation that protects and conserves some of the world’s most endangered wildlife. If you would like to help support Tom in his goal you can do so here.

 

Many congratulations to Patrick Sanders R’84 on being promoted to General and appointed Commander Joint Forces Command, responsible for overall control of Britain’s Special Forces and other critical intelligence functions.

News – November 2018

News – November 2018

Wonderful news from Tom Mitchell F’07 who got engaged to Flora Birmingham in Italy on 11th October  – many congratulations to you both.

 

Many congratulations to Will Desmond C’09 and his wife Rebecca on the birth of Lily-Grace Luana on 30th October.

 

News – October 2018

News – October 2018

It is with great sadness that we have been informed of the death of Geraldine (Geri) Stewart RIP, wife of Andy Stewart B’72, who died after a short illness on Wednesday 17th October.  The funeral will take place at 2:30pm on Friday 26th October at Grantham Crematorium, Harrowby Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 9DT.  Fr Stephen Ortiger will be conducting the service. Our sincere condolences to Andy and to his sons Robert B’99 and James B’01.

News – September 2018

News – September 2018

After ten years of dedicated service, Ms Alda Andreotti’s term as Chair of Governors of Worth School has come to an end in that capacity, as well as her numerous years as a Governor and Chair of the Friends of Worth before that. Her appointed successor is Worthian and former Head Boy, Tim Pethybridge StB70.

 

Zarah Manning StM10 has informed us of a great opportunity for a recent school or university leaver. Childs Farm, a childrens’ toiletries company, are currently hiring for a role as a 1 year Trainee for a fast growing team based in Hampshire.The role is perfect for someone fresh out of education wanting to experience a fast paced working environment and gain new skills and experience in Supply Chain, Marketing, Sales and Finance, spending 3 months in each. If this is of interest email recruitment@childsfarm.com for more information.

News – August 2018

News – August 2018

It is with much sadness that we have been informed of the death of Stephen Mitchell R’77 RIP who passed away on 14th August 2018. His Requiem will take place at Midday on Friday 7th September 2018 at St Edward’s RC Church, 2 Lodge Lane, Keymer, Hassocks, West Sussex BN6 8NA. All are welcome.

News – July 2018

News – July 2018

The Monastic Community were deeply moved and supported by the many generous messages, letters and emails about Fr Charles that they have received. Especially moving was the number of Worthians who joined them for his funeral mass and burial on Tuesday 3rd July 2018. Thank you to all those who have prayed and are praying for Fr Charles. May he rest in peace.

 

News – June 2018

News – June 2018

Fr Charles Hallinan (1926-2018) passed away peacefully on 25th June 2018. Fr Charles was a former pupil of Worth Prep School (1936-1940) and was clothed as a monk in 1948. Within the School he was a History Teacher, Assistant House Master and a House Chaplain up until 2007. He was a much loved figure in the Worthian Community and will be hugely missed. His Funeral Mass will take place at Worth Abbey at 2:30pm on Tuesday 3rd July 2018. All are welcome to attend.

News – May 2018

News – May 2018

Many congratulations to Andrew Hobbs G’83 who has been confirmed as Head Master of Downside School from September 2018.  Read more here.

 

St Philip’s School in Kensington is looking for one or two Junior Teachers for the academic year from September. The positions are rather like old-skool gappies, but with a bit more freedom and more responsibility – perfect for a gap year or somebody considering teaching post-uni. If one is particularly mature and scientifically inclined, mentored teaching may be a possibility. You will assist in classes, run reading schemes, help with Maths and English, not to mention coaching football, rugby, hockey and cricket, and possibly assisting with ski trips! Successful applicants will be high on energy, good humour, integrity and industry for a 8.00am-5.30pm job, Monday to Friday during term-time. Remuneration c. £15K. For more information contact office@stpschool.co.uk

 

A Memorial Service will be held for retired French Teacher, Tricia Taylor RIP, on Saturday 16th June 2018 at 11am in the Abbey Church. All who knew and loved Tricia are welcome.

 

Stefan Reynolds G’89 invites Worthians to the launch of his latest book The Wisdom of Love in the Song of Songs on Thursday 21st June, 6:30-8:30pm at The Meditatio Centre, St Mark’s Church, Myddelton Square, London EC1R 1 XX. 

News – April 2018

News – April 2018

Massive congratulations to Tom Mitchell F’07 as Captain of the England Rugby Sevens Team who won the Bronze Medal last night at the Commonwealth Games.

 

It is with great sadness that Andrew Taylor, former Gervase House Master, has informed us that his wife, Tricia Taylor, retired Worth French Teacher, passed away in her sleep on 11th April after a long period of illness. We send our love and prayers to Andy and his sons Ben F’03 and Joshua B’05.  A Memorial Service is being planned for June to be held at Worth.

 

 

News – March 2018

News – March 2018

It is with much sadness that we have been informed of the death of one of our founder pupils, Paul Haslam C’63, who passed away on 20th March 2018 after a long illness.  We send our love and prayers to his wife Jane and family.

 

Many congratulations to Francis Wood B’97 who has got engaged to Katie Stone and will be married on 8th September in Rye.

 

Tom Hicks B’13 is running the London Marathon next month in support of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation having worked with them as a volunteer in Zambia. He would greatly welcome some Worthian support. For more information do look at his Just Giving Page.

News – February 2018

News – February 2018

Tiggs Nott (nee Sacré) RIP who was a Matron in Worth Prep School  in 1954/5 and prior to that worked in the Riding School from 1949 with Dom Denis, sadly passed away on Monday 12th February.  Her Funeral Mass will be held in the Abbey Church at Worth on Thursday 1st March at 11am.

 

It is with great sadness that we report the deaths of the following Worthians: (Hugh) David Hughes G’68 RIP in late December 2017, aged 69; Michael Peel StB’70 RIP on 8th January 2018, aged 65; and John McSweeney StB’69 RIP on 21st February 2018, aged 67.  We send our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to their families.

 

Alex Campbell StB’89 is taking part in this year’s London to Brighton Bike Ride in aid of the British Heart Foundation, a charity that has been of great support to him personally.  To read Alex’s story and to sponsor him click here.

 

Many congratulations to Mike Corbyn R’01 who got engaged to Isabel Cang on 31st December 2017 on a beach in the Phillipines.  They plan to marry there next January.

News – January 2018

News – January 2018

Paul Cattermull StB’73 and Tom Carew Hunt StB’02 reached the Final of the Schools’ Alumni Real Tennis Competition (Handicap) on 21st January 2018 beating Eton, Rugby, Clifton, Marlborough and Highgate in a field of over 20 public schools, but were eventually beaten by King’s Canterbury. They are keen to encourage other Worthians to get involved in this ancient sport which you can read more about on the Club’s Page.

 

Michael Oakley will be retiring after 26 years as Director of Music at Worth at the end of this academic year. As one of his farewell gifts, we are putting together a Tribute Book which will include memories and good wishes from those students, colleagues and parents who have benefited from Michael’s great love of music. We will be printing the Tribute Book externally so there will be space limitations. Please keep your message to a maximum of 50 –80 words or maybe a little longer if you have a brilliant anecdote to contribute. All messages may be subject to editing if space becomes an issue. We would also love any photos featuring Michael. Please email your tribute to Catherine Forrester, with your name as you would like it to appear and your dates at Worth. The deadline is 23rd  March 2018, but why wait? Don’t let Michael go without saying ‘thank you’!

 

We were incredibly shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Niccolo Infante B’96 on Sunday 7th January 2018 aged 39. Nic’s funeral will be held at 2pm on Wednesday 24th January 2018 at Golders Green Crematorium, 62 Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London, NW11 7NL. There will then be tea and drinks from 3.15pm at The Freemasons Arms, 32 Downshire Hill, Hampstead Heath, NW3 1NT. (There is a car park on Hampstead Heath, just opposite the pub so it should be ok to find parking.) The crematorium and pub are about a 10 minute drive from each other. If you think you can make it, please contact Larry Elwes @ larry.elwes@gmail.com so they can get an idea of numbers. Nic’s wife, Alex, has requested that people don’t wear black but cheerful colours instead. There will be a Memory Book at the pub which everyone is invited to write in – with a request for positive/funny reminiscences.  If you can’t make it on the day but would like to contribute something to the book, please send it to Larry and he’ll make sure it is included.

 

Thirty-odd old boys squeezed into the back of St Mary Magdalen Church in Barnes on Monday 8th January for Anthony Renouf’s RIP funeral mass. Tony was Art Master at Worth from 1962–1980 and produced several of the celebrated Worth Plays after Ian Bonner left in 1970. Tony’s own girls – Ursula, Mary StB’75  & Paula StB’77 – were supported by their brothers Anthony C’66, Simon C’67, Gerard C’70, Adrian C’73, Julian C’76 and Paddy StB’78 Renouf and by members of Vivien Renouf’s (nee Cuppage) family – Alex, Sarah, Clarinda and Julian; Vivien was Tony’s second wife after his beloved Mary passed away at Worth in 1978. The funeral mass (Fauré) was concelebrated by Worthian Rev Chris Dobson StB’66. The eulogy was made by the Rt Hon The Lord Malloch-Brown who has known the family all his life. Keith and Gilly Owers attended for their own love and respect for a colleague and friend of 18 years; old boys were delighted to see such a fond-remembered and stout supporter of Worth.

 

Edward Beazley is taking on the huge challenge of the Marathon des Sables in April this year to raise money for the charity Anthony Nolan in memory of his father, Nicholas Beazley G’78 RIP, who died of blood cancer in 2013. He would be very grateful if you could help him reach his target of £10,000. Click here to sponsor him.

 

The funeral of former Art Master (1962-80), Anthony John Moore Renouf RIP will be a Requiem Mass at 1pm on Monday 8th January 2018 at St Mary Magdalen RC Church, 61 North Worple Way, Mortlake, London SW14 8PR.  There will be refreshments afterwards with the family at the Olympic Studios,  117 Church Road, Barnes, London SW13 9HL. The family are planning a memorial at Worth Abbey at a date to be confirmed.

 

John Clibborn (WPS 52-55) RIP passed away on Saturday 16th December 2017 aged 76.  Click here to read his obituary in The Times.

News – December 2017

News – December 2017

It is with great sadness that we report that Anthony Renouf, former Art Master at Worth School from 1962 to 1980, passed away on Wednesday 6th December 2017 after a long illness. Our love and prayers go to all the Renouf Family.

 

News – November 2017

News – November 2017

Many congratulations to Paddy Scott B’01 who has been named as a Finalist in this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year with his image ‘The Unstoppable Force’ from an avalanche he captured whilst on expedition to the Himalayas.

 

It is with great sadness that we have been informed of the death of Michael Worrall R’71 who passed away on Monday 20th November 2017, aged 64.  We send our prayers and condolences to his wife, Fiona, brother Peter R’77 and all the family.  His funeral mass will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday 30th November at St Joseph’s RC Church, Avon Dasset, Southam, Warwickshire CV33 OAR.

News – October 2017

News – October 2017

Many congratulations to Giles Turton F’02 who got engaged to Emma Gabriel on Saturday 30th September 2017 on Leith Hill in Surrey.

News – September 2017

News – September 2017

Fr Bede Hill is posting some of his recent homilies and reflections on an online blog.  Do drop into His Page and offer your comments.

News – August 2017

News – August 2017

A Message from Fr Stephen Ortiger:

Dear, very dear, Friends, Thank you for the lovely smoke signals, many and varied, that you sent me to mark my Golden Jubilee of priesthood; I am more touched than I can say. It was wonderful to see so many of you on August 19th (“A party for Me?” thought Pooh to himself. “How grand! ”) but, whether or not you were here that particular day, your love and support over the years has been, and remains, the greatest gift that I could possibly receive; thank you, thank you and thank you, in that order. Every blessing on you and your families, now and always. Love and prayers, Fr Stephen.

If you would like to hear Fr Stephen’s homily from his Golden Jubilee Mass on 19th August 2017 then click here.

 

Our huge congratulations go to Abbot Christopher Jamison who has been elected as Abbot President by the English Benedictine Congregation in succession to Abbot Richard Yeo following the General Chapter of the EBC held at Worth last month. Abbot Christopher who was Abbot of Worth from 2002-2010 has since then worked for the Bishops of England and Wales as Director of the National Office for Vocation. “Benedictine monks and nuns have been part of English culture for over a thousand years”, said Abbot Christopher, “my brothers and sisters have elected me to lead the Congregation in these times of great challenge and great opportunity. It is an honour and I look forward to helping our monasteries of monks and nuns in fulfilling their role as schools of the Lord’s service”.

News – July 2017

News – July 2017

Some more news of an engagement,  Anthony Lamb (R’08) to Ali Crossland on 29th May 2017 in the Lake District.  Congratulations to you both.

 

Many congratulations to Oliver Ingram (B’04) and his fiancée Ekaterina who are delighted to announce the safe arrival of Abigail Ekaterina, born on 27th May 2017.

 

Some lovely news from Fred Bradley (R’04) who is pleased to announce the safe arrival of baby Olivia on 30th May 2017.  Many congratulations to him and Louise.

 

We are delighted to hear from Dominic Bosher (R’08) that he got engaged to Lizzie Normandale on 30th April 2017 whilst on holiday in Dubai.  They plan to marry in Majorca next September. Many congratulations to them both!