The children in Year 2 enjoyed a fascinating visit to All Saints’ Church in Bakewell last week, as part of their Religious Studies curriculum. How lucky we are to be able to walk 5 minutes down the road and have such a lovely church on our doorstep!
We were greeted by Canon Tony who kindly took the time to show us around and explain the many different features of the church. The children enjoyed looking at the font – so much so that George W leaned over and his glasses tumbled into the water! Thankfully they weren’t damaged and, in fact, we all felt they had been properly blessed and truly welcomed into the church!
After this we looked at the prayer corner and Canon Tony lit a candle and said a special prayer for S. Anselm’s, and for all the pupils and staff who work there. Next, the children were invited to the altar and had the opportunity to see what it would be like to speak or read from the pulpit.
Before we left the children listened to the organ being played and even had chance to ring one of the church bells.
Thank you to Canon Tony for spending so much time with Year 2, it was a very interesting visit.