Blessed by God so that we may help others

Very Reverend Father Francis Straw OSB MA BSc

Prior Administrator of Buckfast Abbey

Appointed a Foundation Governor in 2004; re-appointed in 2008

Father FrancisI believe strongly in the value of a Catholic education to give all children the best start on their learning and to become mature and responsible citizens of our Country, ready to earn their living and to help others. So I was delighted when the trustees of the Abbey appointed me a governor of St. Mary’s in 2004. I feel that my degrees in Physics and Theology enable me to support teaching and learning in the school and to help the staff to form an environment in which the social and moral values of the Catholic Church are the bedrock upon which all the activities of the school are built.

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