Bishop of Plymouth Welcomes School of The Annunciation

The Bishop of Plymouth, the Rt Rev Mark O’Toole, was delighted to be present for the celebrations marking the launch of the School of the Annunciation and remarked:

“I am delighted that the School of the Annunciation has got off to such a wonderful start and so pleased that Cardinal Pell is able to be present to preside over the ceremonies at Buckfast Abbey, and to preach at the Mass.

I know that the School will make an invaluable contribution to the life of faith in this part of England and I am so grateful to Abbot David and the community at Buckfast for their generosity in enabling this initiative. Buckfast Abbey holds such a dear place in the hearts of so many in the South-West and, indeed, further afield.

Our mission for the New Evangelisation will be greatly enhanced through the work of the School. We are all so pleased to have such a great resource in the Diocese of Plymouth. Personally, it is such a grace to be able to be present for the celebrations and to entrust all concerned to the loving care of Our Blessed Lady.”