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/ 19 July 2019

Bishop Pete dons hard hat to bless school sites

The Right Revd Peter Broadbent, Bishop of Willesden, blessed the sites of two new schools which are part of Twyford CofE Academies Trust.

He was given a tour by the head boy and girl of Ada Lovelace CofE High School, currently in a temporary building. Representatives of each tutor group were introduced to the Bishop over a light lunch and were able to ask him questions such as “What does a Bishop do?”.

Bishop Pete then hosted a service of blessing for the structure of the permanent school building on the Park View site.

A steel beam inscribed with John 10:10 was signed by the Bishop, students and members of the project teams. It has since been hoisted into position on the upper level of the main teaching block.

‘The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’ John 10:10

The Bishop of Willesden then moved to Northfields where he led a service for the new Ealing Fields High School, blessing the foundations for the new buildings.

Students symbolically cast items including a scroll of foundation verses, school houses and the names of the founding year group into the base of the final part of the concrete pad on which the main teaching block will stand.

Bishop Pete said of the day:

‘I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit these sites in their early stages, to meet the school communities and to ask for God’s blessing on the new buildings.’

Both major projects are scheduled for completion in the summer of 2020.

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