Tutu gives sermon of humility and humour
PUPILS heard a sermon by leading former antiapartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu. The Ashford School youngsters listened to the Archbishop of Cape Town, at Canterbury Cathedral. The pupils were at the cathedral to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the United Church Schools Trust, the Christian educational charity that supports their school. The Year 11 youngsters joined pupils from other UCST schools for a service of thanksgiving, rededication and celebration. Desmond Tutu gained worldwide prominence in the 1980s for his fight against apartheid in his native South Africa. Mike Buchanan, head of Ashford School, said: “It is rare to meet a man of such humility and humour.” The Ashford School pupils contributed to the service by giving readings and performances and being part of the choir.
Desmond Tutu speaks at Canterbury Cathedral