Canvey Island's school full on opening day

Catholic Herald 30th September 1955

Canvey Island's school full on opening day

With its classrooms already full, and with recognition by the Ministry of Education, the new £30,000 primary school for Canvey Island. Essex, was blessed, and opened on Thursday last week by Bishop Beck.

The school replaces a convent run for the past five years by the Sisters of Mercy, to whom the Bishop paid a warm tribute.

Bishop Beck celebrated Mass in the new assembly hall. Among the congregation were the architect, Mr. Thomas Newton, of Leigh-on-Sea, priests from surrounding parishes, and the head master and head mistress of the local non Catholic schools.

The architect has presented the school with a statue of St. Joseph,

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  • i can’t see written anywhere on here the date when the convent school first opened. I think it was around 1949. Can anyone confirm the date?3UP3W

    By Maureen Buckmaster (30/04/2015)

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