On Grandma duty today and attended English Martyr’s Primary School in Long Eaton to join staff, students, parents and grandparents for the last day of term and a most beautiful and moving Stations of the Cross.
Mrs Mann informed us that each class had been preparing all week for their ‘station’, each presenting some visual to share. The children processed into the hall so quietly and prayerfully. As each Station was announced we reflected on scripture and each class presented their work.
The choir performed ‘Something inside so strong’ – beautifully and powerfully sung! Wonderful images were presented for the 4th Station, when Jesus met His mother; the children having written about the qualities of their own mothers. We ended with the 12th Station, the chaplaincy team placing candles on and around the wooden cross which was placed in the middle of the hall.
A most beautiful service! Thank you especially to the Chaplaincy Team who led the service and afterwards told me about their CAFOD fundraising activities during Lent; sponsored silence, sponsored run, nail bar! Their eyes lit up when I reminded them that all their donations would be doubled this Lent, thanks to UK government!
What a creative idea to engage with the Stations of the Cross. How easy it would be to adapt for a parish setting; different groups in the parish preparing and presenting each Station.