St Mary’s College, founded in 1919, will stage special musical, sporting and reunion gatherings to celebrate the milestone. For the centrepiece of the programme, St Mary’s will welcome back one of its most famous old boys, Cardinal Vincent Nichols (pictured), the Archbishop of Westminster and leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales. Cardinal Nichols will be the VIP guest at a service of thanksgiving and celebration dinner at the Metropolitan Cathedral on Saturday 15 June.
The school will also stage two centenary concerts, with ‘St Mary’s at the Movies’ scheduled for Saturday 23 March at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall and a ‘Proms in the Park’ music and fireworks extravaganza taking place at the college’s Blundell Park playing field on Saturday 13 July.
The school has also planned a cricket match against a team representing the MCC on Wednesday 3 July, with a sporting reunion event for former pupils to follow in December. There will also be back-to-school tours for ex-pupils – and back-in-time activities for current pupils.
St Mary’s principal, Mike Kennedy, said: ‘Our aim has been to come up with a varied programme of activities that does justice to our proud history. We hope that it includes something for everyone, and extend a cordial invitation to all former pupils, members of staff and their families to come along and celebrate this important milestone with us.’
For more information, visit www.stmarys.ac/centenary or call 0151 924 3926.