THE wedding of Hannah Griffiths, daughter of Solihull School Headmaster Phillip Griffiths, isn’t just a family affair – it’s a complete ‘school’ event.
For Hannah, aged 27, a former Sixth Form pupil at the school on the Warwick Road, is marrying James Church on September 5 in the school chapel where she was christened and confirmed.
The school chaplain at that time was the Rev Peter Wrenn and he is returning to take part in the wedding service, which will be conducted by the current school chaplain Father Andrew Hutchinson.
What’s more, 30 boys and girls from the school choir will be joined by two former choral scholars to sing at the ceremony.
The chapel will be filled with flowers thanks to Hannah’s mum Belinda and choir members’ mums. Even the school gardener has played his part by growing extra plants for the decorative tubs that will adorn the reception marquee on the school playing fields.
Phil Griffiths, who has been a teacher at Solihull School for 38 years and Headmaster for the past five, will retire in August 2010.
He said: “Solihull School has been such a part of all our lives for so many years that we couldn’t think of a more appropriate way of celebrating such a happy and special occasion.”