Tutu gives ser­mon of hu­mil­ity and hu­mour

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

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

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