The last nun at Ilford Ursuline has left the building

A nun who left her role at an Ilford school after working as its chaplain for more than 10 years has had a prayer room named after her.

Sister Katharine Glencross is the last nun to work at Ilford Ursuline Preparatory School in Coventry Road, Ilford.

She recently moved to Lancaster for a new assignment, helping mothers and young children.


Headteacher Richard Hester said: “Not only was this a big change for the school and Sister Katharine but it marks a moment in history.

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“Despite the decrease in the presence of the sisters, the ethos and message of St Angela Merici is carried on throughout the schools.”

Jemma Ashwell, an administration assistant, said: “Everyone was sad to see her go. She kept everyone calm because she led meditation.

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“She left a great impression. We will always love Sister Katharine.”

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