Sr. Winefride Tyrrell was Headteacher of Guardian Angels School Mile End from 1889 to 1899, when she left to become the Provincial of the English Province of the Servants of the Scared Heart based in Homerton, an order founded in 1866 by Fr. Victor Braun in Paris.
Sr Winefride had worked with our local Diocese as they could see then that not all children could be educated in mainstream schools and in 1901 the sisters opened Pield Heath House School..
In 1903, after splitting from the French congregation, under her leadership the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Chigwell) came into being.
Winefride Tyrrell died on 20th November 1916 here at Pield Heath. At St John’s School in Chigwell they had a special Mass to mark the centenary of her death.
On the 100 year anniversary of her death we have introduced the Winefride Tyrrell Award for leadership in her memory and as a way of keeping the link between our schools established.
Sr Rosemary Clerkin one of our Governors gave a presentation to all staff to share the background life and history of Sr Winefride Tyrrell and all staff were given a set of prayer cards.
The winner of The Winefride Tyrrell Leadership Award 2016 -2017 was Khushi Joshi from Pield Heath School.