Public memorial service for murdered teacher

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A memorial service to celebrate the life of murdered school teacher Ann Maguire will take place at Leeds Town Hall later this year.

Members of the public are welcome to join invited guests to celebrate Mrs Maguire’s life and her contribution to education in the city throughout her teaching career, which spanned more than 40 years.

The service will be held on Monday September 29 at noon. More information about the service will be issued at a later date.

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 her 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.”

Coun Keith Wakefield, leader of Leeds City Council said:“Ann Maguire spent her whole career educating, nurturing and supporting generations of young people at Corpus Christi Catholic College. This public memorial service will give us all an opportunity to celebrate her life and her outstanding contribution to education in the city.”

The Ann Maguire Arts Educational Fund has been set up in Ann’s memory and donations can be made via: The fund will provide bursaries and funding for the enhancement and personal development of young people under 18 years old through music, drama, language and dance.