Mother Teresa visited St John the Baptist School, Woking on 3 November 1970 to thank the school for funds they had raised for her work. Bishop David Cashman, then Bishop of Arundel & Brighton was there also. A small group of staff and students stayed after school time to welcome her.
Melanie Kibblewhite was a pupil at the time:
A few of us were asked if we’d like to meet someone very special who was dropping in. We had no idea who it was going to be. I remember the occasion well – I think I was 12 and I am now 58! I can remember talking to her but can’t remember the conversation sadly. I certainly knew I was in the presence of someone very special but at 12 I wish I’d known then what I do now!