The London Diocese Board of Schools service at St Paul's Cathedral
On the lovely day 26th of January we went to St Paul’s cathedral for the London Diocese Board of Schools service. We took the DLR and Jubilee line and when we finally got there the building was massive!
When we arrived, they welcomed us with a warm smile as they handed out candles and a hymn book. We were amazed by the procession of banners held by the schools walking down the cathedral aisle, led by bishops and priests. The hymn played was ‘All Creatures of our God and King’. We saw amazing and breath-taking sculptures, vibrant windows and the unmistakeable and iconic cross of Jesus Christ, it was definitely a sight to see.
The first prayer was:
Loving God, your son told his disciples to become like little children. Lead us to work for the welfare and protection of all young people. May we respect their dignity that they may flourish in life, following the example of the same Jesus Christ our lord. Amen.
After the prayer we lit out candles by passing down the flame and holding them up. It was beautiful. Little flames lighting up the huge building.
We were reminded of the story of creation. Readers spoke about how God created earth and light and the night and day but God rested on Sunday, Sabbath day the day of rest.
Later on Stella the star appeared. Everyone laughed and cheered as Stella went up and down the cathedral and told her story. It was funny yet educational. Stella spoke about being the star created by God and shining over Jesus and how crucial it was that a wonderful baby had been born. The king of kings.
When we were leaving we heard amazing music played by schools on steel drums.
In my head I said, “I’m so delighted that I was able to go to St Paul’s Cathedral”. I had an exciting experience and would like to revisit.
By Max, Angel, Beatrice, Solomon, Alfie, Lucky, Cyrus and Imogen Year 6.