1 St Anthony’s School for Girls in Golders Green, north London, has been judged “outstanding” in all areas, following its recent Ofsted inspection.

2 Deacon Roger Stone, Apostleship of the Sea port chaplain, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours List.

3 The Bambisanani Partnership, a charity based at St Mary’s Menston in West Yorkshire, has released a new book, Bambisanani: Ten Years of Working Together and Learning Together, about how it has used sport to help one of South Africa’s poorest communities.

4 Fr Mark Harold, parish priest of St Mary’s, Brownedge in Lancashire, pays tribute to Raymund Livesey, who has beaten the record of 64 years as organist and choirmaster set by his predecessor, Richard Billington. Mr Livesey succeeded him in January, 1954. The parish has had only two organists in 128 years.

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