Cathedral Education Sunday service is a big, musical hit with pupils
Around 300 school children, parents and teachers joined together in Truro Cathedral to celebrate Education Sunday.
The service was designed by children, for children, and led by worship leaders from some of Cornwall’s church schools.
The service, on the theme Who is my Neighbour?, was arranged by the education team from the Diocese of Truro.
As well as leading the service, the children also provided the musical accompaniment. There was a samba band from St Mary’s School, Penzance, the choir from St Barnabas Multi-Academy Trust, as well as a rap from children of Grampound Road Primary School.
The children were welcomed to the cathedral by Canon Chancellor Alan Bashforth, the diocesan Director for Schools, Jo Osborne, and Director of Education for the diocese, Revd Simon Cade.
Other schools involved in the service included Ladock, St Columb Major, Veryan, Grampound Road and St Tudy schools, as well as The Saints’ Way MAT.
The service was a lively event, and ended with all the schools parading their banners to the accompaniment of the samba band.
Jo Osborne said: “It was wonderful to see so many of our children from all corners of Cornwall together, to celebrate their communities. They really brought the service alive with their well thought-out and brilliantly executed contributions.
“It was a joyful occasion. The children really rose to the challenge of leading the service, and demonstrated some amazing talents. We hope they enjoyed the service as much as we did.”