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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 Ryan
A parish Benemerenti couple Tony Price thanks Terry for her wonderful 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 Jupp and their family