Monday, 21 May 2007

A day with the Cathedral School

As part of his ongoing Jubilee celebrations, the Bishop spent today in the Cathedral Primary School. Staff and pupils had worked hard to prepare for the day, producing a 'this is your life' photo display and making a collage portrait of the Bishop. After a morning assembly, he visited each class; the day ended with Mass for the whole school, celebrated in the Cathedral.

Bishop Patrick was keen to talk to the pupils, and managed to learn quite a few names during the course of the day! The school presented him with a new chalice and paten, which he used for the afternoon Mass, and promised to treasure. Below he is seen at the altar with his chaplain, Fr Robert Billing.