Bedian Association



Who We Are

The Bedian Association is made up of a group of committed parents, teachers and friends with a primary aim of raising funds for the benefit of all the pupils of St Bede’s College. Our other objectives are to increase parental awareness of The Bedian Association, to refresh our current repertoire of events and to develop new ones to engage more families. With our children spanning across the full spectrum of the College year groups, we understand the needs of both the pupils and the College.

Our motto is ‘The Bedian Association – An Extension of the Family’.

The Officers of The Bedian Association are:
fiona_flemingChair – Fiona Fleming 

I have been involved with the Parents’ Association for 7 years. I was delighted to receive the invitation to step up to the position of Chair of the Bedian Association in December 2014. I have two children at St Bede’s College. Kieran is in the Upper Sixth and Aidan is in the Upper Fourth.

anthony_okparaveroVice-Chair College – Anthony Okparavero

Having been involved with various school activities requiring parental participation, I was honoured when asked to take up the post of Vice Chair of The Bedian Association as this gave me another platform from which to further contribute in the life of St Bede’s. Debbie and I have two children attending the College; Nathaniel in the Upper Sixth and Natasha in Upper Fifth, with Nathaniel joining the college from Upper Third. We are very passionate about our children and consequently their education, development and growth into well rounded young adults who will be ambassadors for both families; home and school.


Traditionally, our Christmas Fair is the major fund-raising event of the year, raising in excess of £11,000 in 2014.


 MARCH 2017

  • Friday 31 March 2017            THANK YOU Social event @ Chorlton Irish Club                                       7.00pm – late

 MAY 2017

  • Friday 31 May 2017           Afternoon tea with the Headmaster (Headmaster’s Lawn) – in conjunction with the Plant Sale 2.30pm – 4.30pm

What are we fundraising for?

Our main funding objective this year was to acquire a 17-seater minibus, which would benefit the whole College. We are also looking to make contributions to the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme, the Prep First Communion presents and the Lourdes Appeal.

With regards our main funding drive for the College this year, i.e. the minibus, we are very pleased to announce that thanks to the generous participation of the whole Bedian community we have achieved our target and the minibus has now been ordered and should arrive in late April.

In previous years we have contributed to the major re-surfacing work of the Prep and College playgrounds.


How you can get involved

All you need to do to become a fully-fledged member is to step forward and take part in whatever way you are able. You can also contact The Bedian Association on our email address:

We are a strong team but we are always on the lookout for new members.