Diocese of Manchester

    2,800 Year 6 pupils were welcomed into Manchester Cathedral

    2,800 Year 6 pupils were welcomed into Manchester Cathedral for our annual Leavers’ Services. This is the first time we have held six Leavers’ Services throughout the month of June.

    Pupils, school staff and members of the Diocese staff team gathered to celebrate Y6 leavers’ years at primary school and to give thanks for all those who served and cared for them throughout. It was an opportunity to look forward to the new and exciting challenges ahead as they start secondary school. 

    The themes for this year were peace, courage and service and schools prepared sketches, songs and presentations to communicate values within these themes. Pupils also led us in prayer and readings. The Rt Revd Mark Davies, Bishop of Middleton, spoke to the pupils filling them with hope and courage for the coming year.

    Children’s Work Officer, Karen Beal, Canon Maurice Smith and the Education Team worked hard to prepare and organise the event and were all tremendously touched by the efforts made by all schools involved. The team are already excited about next year, which aims to be bigger with seven services to be held at the Cathedral in June and July 2019.

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Manchester M3 2GH

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