Emmaus Catholic Schools’ Partnership:
Journeying together in faith
Launching on 27th November 2019, the Emmaus Catholic Schools’ Partnership is a ground-breaking initiative from four of West London’s premier Catholic schools: The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School, St Augustine’s Priory, St Benedict’s School and the Sacred Heart High School.
Collaborative working between these four schools will enable them to utilise a wide range of resources to establish an annual programme of events and enrichment opportunities for students across all four schools together with a series of training and development opportunities for staff.
This unique partnership will articulate the gospel values which underpin the ethos of all four schools. This will include setting ambitious goals for personal growth and development of both staff and students and promoting innovative approaches to learning whilst recognising the dignity of the human person – especially those who are disadvantaged and marginalised.
The programme is called the Emmaus Catholic Schools’ Partnership after the gospel story of disciples encountering Jesus on the road to Emmaus as they discuss the events of the Crucifixion and Resurrection. The story signifies the importance of journeying together in faith and discovering Christ and our mission in a world which can be indifferent and often hostile. The partnership will provide opportunities for reflection, discernment and renewal of Christian faith.
It is no accident that the partnership launches on Aid to the Church in Need’s ‘Red Wednesday’, a day of solidarity with those Christians persecuted for their faith. The Emmaus Catholic Schools’ Partnership is ultimately at the service of the wider church. Inspired by this, the Year of the Word, the importance of the Word of God and the Eucharist will be central to this joining together of four leading Catholic schools in an exciting and faith building partnership.
Communications: For interviews and further information please contact:
St Augustine’s Priory: Ms F Hagerty: 020 8991 7531, Email: FHagerty@sapriory.com
St Benedict’s School: Mr Mike Watts: 020 8862 2000, Email: MWatts@stbenedicts.org.uk
The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School: Mrs A McLoughlin, 020 8575 8222, Email: McLoughlina@wiseman.ealing.sch.uk
Sacred Heart High School: Mr P Hambleton: 020 8748 7600, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org