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On Monday morning our Year 6 pupils joined together with the Year 6 pupils from 7 other local Catholic schools for a special Leavers’ Liturgy, on Zoom.  I had the privilege of leading the liturgy, together with Fr Martin from St George’s College.  It was really lovely to welcome our friends from St Charles Borromeo in Weybridge, Cardinal Newman in Hersham, Holy Family in Addlestone, St Alban’s in Molesey, St Cuthbert’s in Englefield Green, St Paul’s in Thames Ditton and St Anne’s in Chertsey, joining with our own pupils at this important juncture in their educational journeys.  Small communities joining together to form a bigger community, extending the hand of friendship to neighbours … it was a wonderful opportunity for us to be gathered together, albeit through Zoom.

During the liturgy we listened to a Gospel reading where Jesus taught the adults that in order to become closer to God they needed to be more like the children.  At the end of the school year, I give thanks for everything that we, the adults, have learned from the children in our school and in our families.  May our time spent with children continue to inspire and to bring abundant blessings.

Year 6 Leavers Liturgy

Throughout the school year our Parent Prayer Group has met weekly, again on Zoom.  Every week our little group has reflected on a passage of scripture, and then prayed for all in our school community.  The group has been small in number but the power of prayer is mighty.  Every week God has listened to our prayers for our school.  Thank you to the parents who have had a great commitment to the Prayer Group; we will be restarting in September with, God-willing, some face-to-face meeting mixed in with some continuing via Zoom.

Thank you very much to the parents who responded to our Diversity and Inclusion questionnaire.  We received 44 responses in total.  These responses will provide a very helpful part of our school self-evaluation and will contribute to future planning.

Wishing you and your families health, safety, happiness and every blessing during the Summer holiday.

God Bless,

Mr George, Chaplain