BISHOP Richard Moth, Bishop of Arundel & Brighton, made a special visit to St George’s College, Weybridge today (29 June 2016) to celebrate Mass and say a fond and formal farewell to retiring Headmaster Joe Peake.
With the whole school in attendance in the College Chapel on this important Feast Day of St Peter and St Paul, Bishop Richard was formally welcomed by Joe Peake, Headmaster of St George’s College, and the Captains of School.
After Mass, in front of an emotional gathering of students and staff, a special presentation of the Medal of St Philip Howard was made by Bishop Richard to Joe Peake in recognition of Mr Peake’s service to Catholic education and his impending retirement after 21½ years as Headmaster of St George’s College.
Bishop Richard said:
“We are here today at the end of this academic year to give thanks to Joe Peake as retiring Headmaster of this great and wonderful school community.
“Joe has been heavily involved in Catholic education within this school and the diocese for many years and I would like to thank him very much for his significant contribution over the years.”
Bishop Richard concluded his visit with an informal coffee with the College’s Sixth Formers, many of whom enjoyed talking with him on a one to one basis.