On Friday 12th July, pupils from St John’s Catholic Primary School took part in a Pilgrimage to St Thomas More Church in Bradford on Avon in support of the Year of Prayer. Whilst the younger children travelled part of the way by minibus and coach, the older children walked from school to Bradford on Avon, stopping at the Tithe Barn for a well-earned rest. Upon arrival, the pupils were greeted by Canon Liam and then completed reflections at different prayer stations within St Thomas More Church.
Head teacher, Tracey Sessions who walked with some of the year 6 pupils, commented ‘en route we took the opportunity to engage with the local community who were very interested and supportive of our mission. There was a wonderful atmosphere and sense of fun, love, support and generosity of spirit.’
Some of the year 5 pupils commented that’ it was tiring but fun to walk with my friends’ ‘I liked doing the activities in the church and doing reflections about Jesus.’
The Year of Prayer is part of the Clifton Diocese 3 year mission to build ‘A future full of hope.’
Jeremiah 29: 11-13
‘I know well the plans I have made for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! Plans to give you a future full of hope. When you call me, when you go to pray to me, I will listen to you. When you look for me, you will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart, you will find me with you, says the Lord.’