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Brockhurst and Marlston House School
The Good Schools Guide

Service of thanksgiving for the life of Mr Pudden will be in Bucklebury Church on Saturday 23 September at 2 p.m.

July 7 2017: shortly before the Leavers' Service, a group of Form 1 Leavers gathered by Mr Pudden's grave in Marlston churchyard.  Mrs Riley had collected flowers from the courtyard flower beds tended with so much dedication by Mr Pudden.  In the middle of a very busy last day of the school year, the pupils found time for a few moments of quiet reflection. [Photos NP]

The Thanksgiving Service planned for Saturday September 23rd at 2 p.m. will in Bucklebury church, a short distance from Marlston.  All former pupils, parents and friends of the school will be most welcome.  There will be refreshments afterwards at Brockhurst.  Please email Jane Park on j.park@brockmarl.org if you are able to attend, stating the number in your party.

In May, family flowers adorned the grave in Marlston Church, following the funeral of former headmaster Jonathan Pudden on the afternoon of May 11th 2017.

The service was led by the Revd Canon Graham Foulis Brown, a former member of staff at Brockhurst. In his address reference was made to Mr Pudden's close association with Marlston chuch where he had for many years been a regular worshipper and a churchwarden.

Other tributes were given by David Fleming, who spoke of Jonathan Pudden's formative influence for good on the evolution of Brockhurst and on the lives of Brockhurst pupils over very many years; Nick Park described him as an unparalleled teacher and mentor.


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