Notre Dame School Evacuees 75th Ann. Special Mass – 16th July – 9:30am – St Joseph’s Church

Notre Dame School Evacuees

On Thursday 16th July 2015, a special Mass will be held at 9.30am in St. Joseph’s Church to mark the 75th anniversary of the evacuation of pupils from Notre Dame du Rosaire School and the 70th anniversary of their safe return to their Island home and families. All former pupils of the school who were evacuated and their families are warmly invited to join the pupils and staff of the school for this very special occasion. It will be a moment to give thanks for the courage, love and example of the Sisters and staff who accompanied the school children on that most uncertain of journeys in June 1940 and who guided, nurtured and loved them during the evacuation years, the families who remained in Guernsey with little contact with their children and the children themselves who were undoubted bewildered by these events.

During the afternoon of Thursday 16th July, Mr. McGovern has kindly agreed to open the Burnt Lane site of the school (including the facilities in the former convent) to any former evacuees who would like the opportunity to revisit their old school and share the memories with the pupils of today.

Please RSVP to tel. 723011 or

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”


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