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Celebration Mass

Our end of year celebration Mass for the service of Michael and Mary Ryan to St Simon Stock Catholic School was a marvellous occasion



Mary and Michael Ryan were devoted to our school and Catholic education.  Mary served our school for 37 years and Michael 35 years. All four of their hard-working children, Michael, John, David and Margaret,  were students at St Simon Stock until the age of 18 and as a result of their hard work enjoyed huge and deserved academic success. David was a talented sportsman and Margaret was Head Girl. All went to Russell Group Universities including Oxford.

Michael was an Assistant Head Teacher and teacher of Mathematics before his retirement but it was Mary whom we were celebrating for her retirement. Former Head-teachers and colleagues came to celebrate the Mass which was led by Bishop Paul Mason prior to his promotion to become Bishop of the Armed Forces. A reception followed the Mass.

At the reception, the Ryan family donated a copy of the Vladimir, Mother of God icon as a thanks to the School. It is the holiest treasure of the Russian nation. It holds a place in the entrance to the School.

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.


Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.