College of St Hild and St Bede

Vernon Armitage

Sarah, Mark and Nicholas have been touched by the wonderful, generous tributes to Vernon following his death in December, and they would like to thank all friends, colleagues and students past and present for their love, care and support at this sad time.
On behalf of Sarah Armitage

Hild Bede Alumni Association Magazine

We have some excellent news, we now have the Hild Bede Alumni Association Magazine!
Please follow this link.
For those of you who have ordered a hard copy, it will be with you shortly.

Stables Tour

The tour around the stables is fully booked and there is a waiting list. For those of you who have received a confirmation email, if you are no longer able to make it, please let us know by emailing Steph Maurel at so other members of our Hild Bede community can enjoy it.

Seeking interest for a casual Barn Party

An exciting opportunity has popped up to have a casual Summer Barn Party at a picturesque farm that dates, in part, to the 13th century situated in Surrey. The barn itself is a grade II listed building.

We are thinking of having a picnic or foodtruck, a cash bar, traditional barn games (sack race, skittles, ball in the baskets, ring toss, etc...), music and dancing.

Before we proceed with any bookings, our first step is to see how many of you would be interested in this kind of event, keeping in mind that there will be a small fee.

It would be an opportunity to escape to the English countryside and it would also be a family friendly event. Please email if you are interested.

Development and Alumni Relations Office
The Palatine Centre
Stockton Road

0191 334 6305

The full team is currently working out of the office due to Covid-19. We always love to hear from you but it may take us a little longer than usual to respond - especially by mail or telephone. Thank you for bearing with us. Please do get in touch with us online for anything time-sensitive at