St Matthew’s had the pleasure of welcoming Michael Willcock into our school on Thursday 31st March 2022, to lead a commissioning ceremony for our Mini Vinnies.
The children have waited a long time for this, due to restrictions about meeting and visitors in school, but we could finally celebrate together and we had a brilliant morning.
Michael led a beautiful liturgy, during which time he told the whole school about the important work of the SVP Society, and what the Mini Vinnies could do to support this work.
The children joined in by reading the Gospel story, bringing their ‘helping hands’ to the prayer table and reciting their prayer and pledge. They were delighted to receive their badges, certificates and prayer books from Michael and also some members of the Parish and SVP Society (Felicity Tolfrey and Steve Smith).
We have been given many ideas about how we can help the community next term, and cannot wait to get started!