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St Ed's Sunday (Archive)

Edmundians young and old gathered once more at the College for the celebration of the feast of St Edmund. In a change to tradition the weather held out and, although a little breezy, the day itself was dry.

The morning began with Mass in the Chapel, led by Bishop Sherrington. Schola Cantorum sang beautifully and the readings were superbly navigated by Holly Wise (Head Girl) and Chris Larkin-Jones (Head Boy).

A drinks reception in the Ambulacrum followed which gave everyone a chance to find friends and catch up on news. The room was filled with happy faces and lively chat. Our Headmaster spoke briefly to thank those who organised and to introduce the president of The Edmundian Association, Canon Michael Brockie. Canon Brockie delivered a thoughtful and humorous speech in which he talked of the delight at remaining connected with the College and contemporaries; the recent Edmundian Association Battlefields trip; and the request for more Edmundians to be involved with the Association to ensure its work continues to grow and reach more old boys and girls.

Lunch was, as always, a wonderful affair. A superb three course Sunday lunch was provided, the wine flowed and the laughter raised the roof. At the end of the meal the Headmaster toasted the Edmundian Association and all it does for the College and Mr David Kay toasted the College - a fitting end to a wonderful morning and meal with friends.

As always, we look forward to next year's celebrations!