AFTER 30 years of en-'
deavour a new Catholic primary school Corpus Christi, Malden, Surrey has been officially opened by Archbishop Cowderoy of Southwark, who blessed the building and celebrated Mass before an altar specially erected in the hall.
Designed to take 360 pupils, the school will feed the local Catholic secondary schools of
the Holy Cross Convent, girls, and the Richard Challoner school, boys. Previously, no Catholic primary education existed locally.
The parish priest, Mgr. Hugh Hunt, has been campaigning for the school ever since he arrived at Malden in 1939. Much of the money for the school has been raised by his parishioners at St. Joseph's and the opening ceremony was on St. Joseph's Day, March 19. Our picture of the pupils taking Communion also shows the headmaster, Mr. G. O'Brien.
Guests at the opening included the Mayor and Mayoress of Kingston, local government officials, clergy from other churches, parents and friends.
"Swinging" tunes were used as settings for much of the Communion service and the children sang to guitar accompaniment.