Our Patron Saint
St. Agnes was a Roman girl who was only thirteen years old when she suffered martyrdom for her Faith. Her love for the Lord was very great and she hated sin even more than death! Since she was very beautiful, many young men wished to marry Agnes, but she would always say, “Jesus Christ is my only Spouse.”
The Governor’s son became very angry when she refused him. He had tried to win her for his wife with rich gifts and promises, but the beautiful young girl kept saying, “I am already promised to the Lord of the Universe. He is more splendid than the sun and the stars, and He has said He will never leave me!” In great anger, the Governor’s son accused her of being a Christian and brought her to his father, the Governor. The Governor promised Agnes wonderful gifts if she would only deny God, but Agnes refused. He tried to change her mind by putting her in chains, but her lovely face shone with joy. She was condemned to death.
Crowds cried to see such a young and beautiful girl going to death. Yet, Agnes was as happy as a bride on her wedding day. Then she prayed and bowed her head for the death-stroke of the sword.
St Agnes’ Parish
The school has well established links with the Parish church of St Agnes and the Parish priest Fr John Buckley is a great source of support to our school.
He is actively involved in the strategic work of our school, seeking to help shape long term aims and goals. Fr John plays an active role in the spiritual development of our pupils – this is through celebration of both whole school and class masses. He has assisted in developing staff knowledge with inset training provided with a recent focus on ‘The Parish Church’.
Fr John is a frequent and welcome visitor to the school, meeting with staff and pupils – thereby really knowing the community of children and families that St Agnes’ School serves.
St Agnes’ Parish is a vibrant, multicultural community of faith centered on our church which is a real house of prayer. Whether you are a long standing member of the parish or you have just arrived, we hope you will find what you are looking for on our website and we welcome your comments. May God bless you.
Our postal address is 35 Cricklewood Lane, NW2 1HR.
Take the A407, and you will find us midway between A41 and Cricklewood Broadway (A5).
You can contact us on 020 8452 2475.
Our email address is email@example.com.
We’re keen to hear from you, so please feel free to contact us!