Familiar face delivers Celebration Chapel message
January 29, 2021

Rydal Penrhos’ virtual Celebration Chapel message came from a familiar face this week.

Our Chaplain Reverend Nick Sissons enlisted the help of a very familiar face for his latest virtual edition of Celebration Chapel – current parent and previous Head of Rydal Penrhos Prep School and Acting Head of Senior School before deciding to take a position in a much warmer climate in Abu Dhabi – Mr Roger McDuff.

His big personality and personable nature made him a very popular Head of School and his wife Emma also became a popular super teacher and important part of the Rydal Penrhos family at both Prep and Senior sites.

Mr McDuff, said: “Don’t ever send an email congratulating Reverend Sissons on his new post and not expect to be coerced into providing a message to the school community!”

The message itself came from the Garden City of Al-Ain, where Mr McDuff is based as Principal of Al Dhafra Private School.

It centered on the subject of Love, which comes in many forms that prove it “flows through us in life”, said Mr McDuff.

Whether it be Nando’s, family, friends, or the view from the Rydal Penrhos Prep School playground, love is all around us and Mr McDuff finished off the message with a passage from the fourth verse of John:

We who are dearly loved should love one another.

Everyone at Rydal Penrhos would like to thank Mr. McDuff for giving up his time to deliver our latest Celebration Chapel message and we look forward to seeing him again once it is safe to do so.


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