The Church And Schools Of St Edward The Confessor, Romford
That this House congratulates the Church of St Edward the Confessor in Romford Market on the 600th anniversary of the founding of the church in 1410 and St Edward's Church of England Schools in Romford on the 300th anniversary of its establishment in 1710; acknowledges the magnificent contribution that both the church and schools have made to the development of the historic market town of Romford over six centuries; further congratulates The Reverend Stephen Waine, the Vicar, of St Edward's Church, Petula Allen, the Headteacher of St Edward's Church of England Primary School and The Reverend Alan Perry, the Headteacher of St Edward's Church of England Comprehensive School and Sixth Form College for the organisation of the splendid celebrations that have taken place to mark these anniversaries in 2010, including a wonderful Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey on 3 February and a visit to Romford by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Right hon. Dr Rowen Williams on 9 March; expresses thanks to all staff members of both schools, past and present for their work in equipping so many generations with the skills and knowledge they needed to succeed in life; and warmly commends the Church of St Edward the Confessor in succeeding in its original aim of providing the highest standard of education according to the principles and practices of the Church of England.
This motion has been signed by a total of 22 MPs.
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