St Ambrose Barlow Catholic Primary School

Event - Year 6 trip to St Chad's Cathedral

19 September 2019

Year 6 visited St Chad’s Cathedral today. As part of our Confirmation sacramental programme, we deepened our understanding of doing God’s work in today’s world.

Our guide thoroughly explained the history of St Chad’s, particularly during World War II, when St Chad’s was hit by a bomb and even pointed out where it landed! Similar to the church of St John the Baptist at Alton Castle, Birmingham’s St Chad’s Cathedral was designed by Pugin and we learnt more about his architectural design and trademark work. St Chad’s Cathedral was once surrounded by fields and a river- surroundings that are very different to today!

Our lovely morning ended with 12.15 pm Mass. With the assistance of Sr. Therese, several Year 6 children served and others helped by taking up the gifts for the offertory procession. The priest’s homily highlighted the importance of our imminent confirmation. Through the gifts of the Holy Spirit and as we mature, we will advance our knowledge of the difference between right and wrong and apply this developed understanding to our own lives.

We had a wonderful time!