A memorial service is being held tomorrow for former Bermondsey headmistress Sister Ann Hoskison, who passed away just before the new year.
A formidable figure for thousands of pupils at the St Michael’s secondary school on John Felton Road for a quarter of a century the nun was buried in Oxford last month, but many local people wanted to pay their respects to her in Bermondsey.
Sister Ann became the headteacher of St Michael in 1976 and retired in 2001.
She was known to some as the ‘flying nun’, after serving in the RAF as a young woman and moving tributes were paid to her by ex-pupils, who remembered fondly trips to her childhood home in Alverstoke, Portsmouth, which she set up as a residential centre for the young people.
The memorial service is being held at Most Holy Trinity Church, Dockead, SE1 2BS tomorrow Friday February 8 at 5pm