We are sorry to inform you that Lord Tom Pendry has died. Tom was for many decades associated with our school, the Monastery and St. Augustine's Church. Born in Broadstairs in 1934, he attended St. Augustine's RC Primary school in Ramsgate and was tutored by the monks. He represented Kent Schools at Boxing, which held him in good stead as he later became a Govt Whip when Labour had the narrowest of majorities. As a Govt Minister, he never lost his roots and remained in contact with the monks and our school and one year was the main guest for prize giving. He was President of Ramsgate Football Club. In later years Tom kindly hosted our House of Lords dinner in 2015 as well as supporting events for St. Augustine's Church. He remained committed to his Catholic faith. May he Rest in Peace.