Well I was here back in Manchester for the second time in a month, the last time was full of joy for my new grandchild but this time was a sad mission. I was here to attend the Requiem Mass of a truly great and good man. I had been […]
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Friends Of St Bede’s College In Manchester (FOBCIM)
Let me introduce you to a new group, a pressure group if you like, who have resolved not to pressure anybody as long as things are going along the right road. We are Friends of St Bede’s College in Manchester (FOBCIM) or FOBs for short I set out in 2011 […]
Bede’s Board Of Governors In The Spotlight
Well it came to pass that the brand spanking new board of governors of St Bede’s College in Manchester enthused by their obvious massive success stories itemised in my last blog had their update meeting with all parents of both Prep and Senior school at the College last evening, the […]
Comings And Goings At St Bede’s College In Manchester
Well it certainly looks as though some of the i’s have been dotted and some of the t’s crossed at St Bede’s College in Manchester, where skullduggery has been the order of the day for the last five months at this once famous school. Ever since the Independent Schools Inspectorate […]
Egos Obliterated At St Bede’s College In Manchester
Well there it is in black and white the latest drip from the stalactite of chaos that is St Bede’s College in Manchester. With the expected but yet still surprising departure of Monsignor Michael Quinlan, erstwhile chair of governors of St Bede’s College, minds will begin to ponder and try […]
Danny Kearney’s Attempt To Right A Wrong
The article below was brought to my attention by St Bede’s veteran, Michael Lawlor, now a resident of the state of Ontario in Canada, but part of the 1947 intake at Bede’s making him one of my oldest correspondents. The article appeared in this week’s Tablet newspaper and shows Kearney […]
Even More On St Bede’s College In Manchester
Now we here at the Paul Malpas Blog have been very patient, almost kind to our old alma mater, St Bede’s College in Manchester. We have said nothing detrimental about the poor school in nearly three months, letting time take its toll. We have allowed Danny Kearney and his senior […]
Timothy Hopkins And All That.
I was alerted to Father Timothy Hopkins having all charges dropped by the Criminal Prosecution Service regarding his alleged sexual assault on a young girl at a previous parish. At the time of the police investigation he was parish priest at St Mary’s in Denton and also on the Board […]
St. Bede’s: Situation Desperate The Natives Are Fighting Back.
Well that was a busy few days with literally thousands of people reading my blog from all over the world, especially the length and breadth of England and especially from the North West. Friday was a record day for me and traffic on Saturday exceeded that, with a levelling off […]
St Bede’s – We Are Breaking Up, We Do Not Want To Get Our Feet Wet.
Unfortunately today’s text is a long one, but persevere and I hope its strands make sense in the end. After yesterday’s posting I received a very powerful e-mail from a lady, Katy Attwood, an ex-Bedian who graduated from Oxford University and has since carved out a successful career in the […]