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Bishop Philip Visits School

Bishop Philip Visits St. Walburga's

Tuesday 1st March


Bishop Philip visited our school today as part of his diocesan work.


The last time the school had a visit from a Bishop was in 1993, when Bishop Crispin came to open the new classrooms in the Year 5 and 6 corridor. Bishop Philip has made it his mission to visit all of the 76 schools in his diocese, and we were very happy and proud to welcome him to our lovely school.


Ruby and Eshamol in 6R write: ‘On Tuesday, we had a really exciting visit from Bishop Philip Egan. He led us in a really spiritual liturgy. We renewed our baptismal promises and he blessed us with holy water mixed with salt. After the liturgy, the Bishop visited some of the classes to find out what they were up to. It was a really nice, enjoyable day and we hope the Bishop enjoyed it.’


Elliot and Xavier in 2L write:’ On Tuesday, Bishop Philip came to our school. Bishop Philip told us the parable of the Good Samaritan. He told us to be happy and generous in our lives. He told us to be kind and helpful to each other.’ At the end of the tour, Joe and Amy from Year 6 presented the Bishop with gifts from the children – including a fantastic book.  


We would like to thank the Bishop for taking the time to visit our lovely school that we are so proud of.


The photos below are some work from the children in 1PW (note to the Bishop) and 4B (newspaper reports).

"This is 4B's news paper about the Bishop visiting the school. In the news we have written about what happened when the Bishop came to our school. We had extra play at lunch and it was so important that the last one was 1993". Jude and Harry