St. Alban's Catholic Academy is in the Diocese of Brentwood.
We were delighted to welcome Bishop Alan to our school in 2018. He joined our assembly and spoke most kindly to our pupils answering their many questions. He led us in prayer then met with our Mini-Vinnies group.
The Diocesan Website can be found at: http://www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/
In an extract from Bishop Alan's Pastoral Letter on Catholic Schools 2018 he wrote:
'Catholic schools are places of great ethnic richness, they are places characterised by tolerance, respect, a genuine spirit of enquiry and search for truth... Speaking about the nature of a Catholic School, Pope Benedict said, "A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person. And a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students become saints. Non-Catholics too will feel encouraged to practise virtue and to grow in knowledge and friendship with God alongside their Catholic classmates. Respect and friendship for members of other religious traditions should be among the virtues learned in a Catholic school." Our Catholic schools are part of our contribution to the Common Good of society as a whole... Our Catholic schools are places in which young people learn how to be more than just good workers, but good citizens who know how to look beyond their own needs of the wider world.'