Memorial Service for Ann Maguire

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ann Maguire will take place at Leeds Town Hall, on Monday, 29 September 2014 at 12 noon.

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

Councillor 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: https://www.justgiving.com/ann-maguire/. 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.


For media enquiries please contact:

Emma Whittell, Leeds City Council press office on 0113 2474713 or email emma.whittell@leeds.gov.uk

Or John Grady, Diocese of Leeds communications officer on 0113 2618022 or email john.grady@dioceseofleeds.org.uk