December News

Our planned events in 2020 – Dates for your diary;

The OA Committee have agreed to hold the following events next year –

  • Memorial Service and lunch for our late President, Martin Morton – London – April 2020 – date to be confirmed
  • Westgate Lunch – Saturday 16th May 2020 – 25th Anniversary of Closure of our School.
  • St. Benedict’s Day Mass and lunch in London – Friday 10th July 2020.
  • Ramsgate Mass and Reunion – Saturday 26th September 2020 – 60th Anniversary of the inauguration of Assumption House.
  • Remembrance Service – Wednesday 11th November 2020 (New annual event)
  • London OA lunch at Bistro Benito – late November – date to be confirmed.

2021 – Event – The Committee have agreed to hold a Special Event to mark the 50th Anniversary of the School moving from Ramsgate to Westgate and the 10th Anniversary of the closing of the Abbey in Ramsgate. Possible date June 2021 – actual date and venue to be confirmed.

Full details of all our Events can be found in our Forthcoming Events Page

Great reunion day Lunch on Saturday 23rd November at Bistro Benito, Earls Court, London at the family restaurant of Simone Marella. 28 OA’s and friends attended this year – with a good number of OA’s from the Westgate era. Many thanks to Simone for looking after us so well, with great food & service and Peter West for organising the event again – a good time had by all.

Thinking of becoming a member of the OA’s ?

If you are not a member of the OA’s and are considering joining – without the support of members through their subs we would not be able to support Catholic education in Thanet, St. Augustine’s Church, our Benedictine founders and the website. This year we have re-established a new memorial to those OA’s lost in the 2 World Wars, which has consumed well over £1,000 of our funds.

If you would like to join us or find out more information about the OA’s – please contact Peter West, our Membership Secretary on our Contact Page on the website.

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