This term's Eucharist had the theme of Peace.
This morning the Year 5 and 6 children took part in our Eucharist Service. It was lovely to see so many members of St Mary's congregation joining us for what is a very special termly event in our school calendar.
Year 6 pupils read a modern version of the Sermon on the Mount which included the following verse:
'You're blessed when you're content with just who you are - no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought.'
Other pupils then read the following prayers that they had written themselves:
Dear Lord, help us to remember how important you are in our day-to-day life. We thank you for all you give us and for helping us do the best for you. Amen.
Dear Lord, help us to show charity and give a helping hand to those in need. We thank you for giving us freedom to make our own choices. Help us to find peace in ourselves and see the good in others. Amen.
Dear Lord, please remind us that we should't take our friendly community for granted because even if there is peace near us it doesn't mean there isn't war. Help those who are fighting to find a resolution without death or violence. Amen.
Dear Lord, help us to care for others and treat them as we would like to be treated and remember that if we give kindness, we will receive it. Please give us the strength to do this. Amen.
At the end of the service, which was taken by Reverend Rachel, Father Alec commented that the children's behaviour was impeccable as usual.