This week, our Pupil Chaplaincy Team and Prayer Leaders attended a special Advent carol service at Westminster Cathedral.
During the service, we listened to Angel Gabriel who narrated the Christmas story. Each part of the story was accompanied by a carol. Everyone enjoyed joining in with ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’, ‘Little Donkey’, ‘Silent Night’, ‘We Three Kings of Orient Are’ and ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’. The choir was especially beautiful and really helped us to remember the special events before and after Jesus’ birth. The story of the Nativity was also enhanced by the special appearance of Clover the donkey and Lily the goat!
Gifts were collected during the service for the Catholic Children’s Society, which is an important charity that our school supports during Advent and Lent. We heard about how the money collected through the service helped a family living in Westminster and prayed together with Bishop John to ask God to continue to help those most vulnerable and in need. It was a wonderful experience to worship with other Catholic schools from across the Diocese in such a beautiful Cathedral.
Afterwards, we walked back from the station in the frosty darkness, feeling very excited that Advent, the season of preparation for Christmas, is here!