Bishop blesses and dedicates school’s chapel

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A BISHOP has blessed a new chapel in North Shields.

St Thomas More RC Academy North Shields celebrates its 25th anniversary this academic year and has opened its chapel for students and staff.

Bishop Seamus and Father Anthony Donaghue (Dean) celebrated mass last week where the chapel was dedicated to St Oswin, Patron Saint of our Deanery.

The chapel will be used for a weekly student mass and a eucharistic service before school for staff and will also be open for worship and quiet prayer throughout the week.

Headteacher Diane Donkin said: “I am delighted with the chapel which allows for a very special and intimate experience of the mass.”