Y5 RS Trip to Rev. Magee's Church
Y5 learnt all about Christianity from Rev. Magee, School Governor and local vicar...
The wind is not our friend. It never has been and never will be. You can imagine that we were far from delighted at having to walk from our School to St Mary's Church, face to face with Storm Imogen. However, we stopped thinking about the blustery wind when we saw the Church spire in the distance. We now began to imagine the history behind this Church.
We were greeted by Rev. Magee who has been a vicar at this church for four years. He started the tour by reading a phrase from an engraved porch entrance leading to the graveyard. It read, 'For memory of all that is blessed.' As we walked further inside, Rev. Magee showed us a grave stone of a 47 year old man who was lost in the wreckage of the Titanic Ship on 15 April 1912, (how interesting!).
The time had arrived for us to go inside the Church. It was very light and airy in the main hall. The stained glass windows with images of Jesus Christ added immense character to the building. We sat in the pews where the congregation would normally sit. The Reverend discussed the Crucifix and then set us some very fun challenges. We had to find crosses and candles. Me and my partner found 18 crosses and 120 candles. He went on to explain his role and showed us his special gown. Tiffany tried the gown and it really suited her. Some of us had non-alcoholic wine and we all tried the bread. Together this is known as the Holy Communion or the Lord's Supper.
This was a really informative day for us and we felt very blessed. All that remained was to get drenched on the way back to School - but we didn't care!
Words by Mylan Basra, Year 5, Religious Studies work.