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Duchess of Cornwall visits Angell Town

4 months, 1 week ago

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall was in Angell Town today meeting local community groups at St John’s Church and opening a new library in St John’s Church of England Primary School.

The Duchess was welcomed to St John’s Church by the Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun and the Vicar, the Revd Canon Dr Rosemarie Mallett, who introduced Her Royal Highness to members of local community groups. The representatives, from CHIPS, Progress Gardeners, Karibu Education Centre and Big Local Impact, told The Duchess about the work they do to promote peace and reconciliation in the community.

The Bishop and Dr Mallett then accompanied Her Royal Highness the short distance to St John’s Church of England Primary School, for the official opening of the School’s new library. The Duchess unveiled a plaque before watching a short performance piece prepared by the school’s pupils.

Commenting on the visit, Bishop Christopher said, “I was delighted that Her Royal Highness was able to spend some time in the church and school at St John’s. They are doing such wonderful work in encouraging young people from many different backgrounds and we were grateful to The Duchess for her encouragement and the time she spent with us”.

The Revd Canon Dr Rosemarie Mallett said, “It was an honour to be able to host Her Royal Highness and to introduce her to some of the older members of our congregation, along with some of our youngest members at the school.  She also met community leaders and spoke to them about their work with the church and the parish school to help strengthen connections and build cohesion in our diverse community.

Photos of the visit are available at http://bit.ly/2Dklu4n