Fr Peter Newbery SDB (1960-62)

I thought you might be interested in the progress of a young Shrigley "old" boy - a scoop straight from the horses mouth so to speak!!!.

Go to the following URL. Initial Press Release

Then try this one: Go right to the bottom of the page until you see "Session 6, 28 November 2006 (Tuesday) 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm". There you will see that it says "Address - Fr. Peter Newbery" and there is a link to "video". The speech was in Cantonese but you might enjoy it just the same.

As you can imagine, I am very pleased, particulary since the award was made for the work we are doing for young people at Youth Outreach. I think Don Bosco would be very happy too - as the Head of the Institute of Education said "There are many kinds of education.". To the best of my knowledge, this is the first Honorary Doctorate awarded by any institution in Hong Kong to a priest. I am happy that the priest in question was a Salesian.--


Peter Newbery
Executive Director, Youth Outreach

Fr Peter Newbery and friends

Hong Kong. Fr Peter Newbery is top left in the photo in his usual work suit. Next to him is the Fr. Peter Ho (Provincial until February 2001), Fr Juan Vecchi (Rector Major) and Fr. Joachim D'Souza (Regional Councillor for Asia). The other priest is Fr. Savio Hon, who is the new Provincial. Also shown are committee members, staff and kids of Youth Outreach.