Preston Advent Service

Children from Holy Family and Our Lady & St Edward's Catholic Primary Schools

Over two hundred Preston children came together to pray and to celebrate the start of Advent.

“Walking with God” was held at a packed St Anthony’s Catholic Church in Fulwood on Thursday 3rd December and was supported by CAFOD and by the Diocesan Faith & Justice Commission.  

Children from Ss Mary & Michael Catholic Primary School

Our Lady’s Catholic High School and seven of her associated primary schools remembered the poor throughout the world as they contributed with music, dance and drama.

St Bernard's Catholic Primary School with their reflection 'Tick Tock'

Our Lady’s headteacher Nigel Ranson said “We have been able to work as a family of schools to prepare for Christmas in a special way. From reception in primary school right through to year 11 at high school children have worked together to produce a wonderful family celebration, remembering real Christian family values.”

St Anthony's Catholic Primary School looking happy!

Afterwards, CAFOD Lancaster Diocesan Manager Rosa Trelfa, said “The children were superb – a real credit to their families and schools.  They brought alive the key messages of Advent with their song, dance and drama.  And their singing of the song from Swaziland was brilliant!  Remembering that we are part of a wider global family is an important part of our preparations this Advent.  We have much to be thankful for and tonight we remembered those in need overseas with our prayers and with our practical support through CAFOD.”

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