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Teresa Jupp's Benemerenti Mass and Reception

On 8th March 2015 Soprano Terry Jupp was awarded the Papal Honour Benemerenti for her 45 years of dedicated service to the Polyphony Choir, and a working life dedicated to Catholic Education.

She is the sole founder member of the Choir still singing since its inaugural practice on 19th September 1969

Bishop Patrick Lynch, Auxiliary Bishop in Southwark, presented her with the Award at the sung 11:30 Mass at St. Bartholomew's

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Bishop Pat's Homily was both thoughtful and inspirational


Terry arrives before Bishop Pat to receive her honour in front of Father Deo (left) and Father Paul


Bishop Pat pins Terry's Benemerenti medal, and huge congratulations are warmly given by all present

Bernard (Terry's husband) conducting the Choir during Mass Terry singing alongside Jeannette

A parish Benemerenti couple

Tony thanks Terry for her dedication to the Polyphony Choir over 45 years

The statuette of St. Cecilia
given by the Choir
Terry with Bishop Pat at the reception after Mass

The Benemerenti cake!

Terry & Bernard and their family