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Religious life

A diverse, international community within a Catholic school

St Edmund’s College is England’s oldest Catholic school. The exploration of faith is never more important than in the final years of school. All Rhetoric students have Religious Education lessons and are encouraged to take a leading role in the chaplaincy life of the College, morning prayers, College services and at special times in the Church’s liturgical calendar.

In Rhetoric you will become an integral part of a lively and welcoming community where authentic friendships flourish among students from all faiths and none, hailing from all corners of the globe.

You will be part of our unique and inclusive community, grounded in the traditional values of Catholic social teaching: human dignity, solidarity and peace, care of creation, charity and, above all, community and participation, which provides a golden opportunity to develop new and existing friendships.


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