By David Newble
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Bishop Philip Egan, centre, with children from the Island’s Catholic schools at Quarr Abbey. Picture by Robin Crossley.
NEARLY 70 headteachers and deputy headteachers from Portsmouth’s Catholic diocese took part in a mass at Quarr Abbey after a two-day conference on the Island.
The conference was held on the theme Growing in Faith and featured Fr Timothy Radcliffe as its keynote speaker.
The conference created an icon of Christ the Teacher under the direction of artist Maria Hall.
It will be displayed at Portsmouth Cathedral after touring each of the schools in the diocese.
The conference culminated in the mass at Quarr Abbey, which was led by Bishop Philip Egan and involved children from all the Catholic schools on the Island, including music and singing from Christ the King College students.
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