Bishop Blesses Pupils' Work
Bishop Mark blessed a Chalice and Paten which was made by Sunderland schoolchildren, at a special ceremony on Thursday 12th July.
The work was done by pupils at Springwell Dene School, which backs onto St Mary and St Peter Church, in Springwell Sunderland. The school provides education for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties and some of the boys created a Chalice and a Patten to replace a broken set used by the Church.
Assistant Curate The Reverend Fr Peter Garvie said: “They have come up with a beautifully crafted Chalice and Paten. They have put so much love and energy into it. They know it is something important for the life of the Church.”
Present at the blessing service were Andrew Bonallie (13) and Callum Hawxby (12) from the Springwell Dene School who worked on the Chalice and Paten.
Bishop Mark said: “This is a very special gift to the Church, I just love the look and feel of the pieces particularly the plate or paten. It has a depth to it that will hold contents very securely just like the way God holds each and every one of us. There is something very special about a gift made with such care and loving. Blessing this Chalice and Paten and consecrating it for Holy Communion is a delight and I am happy to see the fruits of these two young peoples efforts put to such good use.”
View the news archive