Published On: Tue, Jul 8th, 2014 on 4:00 pm

Public memorial service to be held for Ann Maguire

Ann Maguire

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ann Maguire will take place in September this year.

The public will be welcome to join guests on 29 September to celebrate Mrs Maguire’s life and her contribution to education throughout her teaching career, which spanned more than 40 years.

A Spanish teacher at the Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds, Mrs Maguire died in April after suffering multiple stab wounds from an attack at her school.

Monsignor John Wilson, the apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Leeds, said: “The memorial service has been planned in conjunction with Mrs Maguire’s family so that there might be an opportunity for everyone who wants to honour Ann’s memory to attend.

“It is right and fitting that we pay tribute to someone who devoted her professional life to teaching young people. We want to prayerfully remember and celebrate her wonderful legacy of service to Catholic education in our Diocese and the city of Leeds.”

An arts educational fund has been set up in her memory, which provides funding for the personal development of young people under 18 through music, drama, language and dance.

The memorial service will take place at Leeds Town Hall at 12 noon.

Further information about the service will be issued at a later date.

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