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Ash Wednesday Services

Category : Chaplaincy , News



On Wednesday 26th February, the school marked the beginning of Lent by having special Ash Wednesday services in St Anne’s Hall.  The services were led by students from all year groups and every student from Year 7 to Year 9 were invited to receive ashes on their forehead as a physical symbol of the time we are entering into.

During this service, we talked about the significance of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

This year, the school is aiming to raise £4000 as part of the CAFOD World Gifts programme for a medical centre in El Salvador. We are asking students to get creative in their fundraising over the next 6 weeks of Lent and also to give generously – it’s quite a task to try and raise such a huge amount of money. 

We have also added our CAFOD Appeal to Parent Pay. If any of our parents feel that you would like to make a contribution to the CAFOD Lent appeal, you can do so by clicking the link on ParentPay. There is no obligation to give a contribution, but the option is there if you’d like to help us reach our target before Easter.

The CAFOD appeal will remain open on ParentPay until Thursday 9th April. Thank you in advance!