School marks Year of Pilgrimage

A school in Conwy has embraced the launch of our Year of Pilgrimage by going on a journey in Eglwysbach.

Pupils went on pilgrimage from school to Church on Tuesday 30 April where they were met by Bishop Gregory before taking part in a service at St Martin’s.

There was a poem about being excited to go on a journey before children acted out the story of the Good Samaritan from Luke’s Gospel. After the drama there were then prayers led by the pupils in Welsh and English.

Bishop Gregory then showed the children all the various vestments he wears as Bishop and what they symbolise. Among them were his mitre, cope, crosier and scarf. After he put on his cope he invited some of the children to stand underneath it to demonstrate the Bishop caring for his flock.

After the service the pupils carried banners that had been blessed by Bishop Gregory back to school.

Eglwysbach School 1Bishop Gregory gathers the flock with pupils from Ysgol Eglwysbach