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FESI Schools Collective Worship

On Thursday morning we joined the other FESI schools (St Peters, Selsted, Christchurch and St Mary's) to enjoy a collective worship together at the Harbour screen.

Josh Carter, who told us that there were over thousand children gathered together from all the schools, welcomed us.

We watched videos of how we all begin worship when we are in our own schools, the video from St Eanswythe's made everyone a little nervous that our candles were not going to light, but they did eventually.

Next, we watched a video message from The Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover. Bishop Rose was unable to attend this year’s service.

Then we were introduced to Richard on his guitar who helped us all sing and dance to 'My Lighthouse', with the worship leaders from St Eanswythe's standing in the front to show us all how to do the moves.

Rebecca Swansbury, who is the Acting Deputy Director of Education for the Diocese of Canterbury, then came to the stage to talk to us all. We firstly played a little game where we all had to guess what she was from the clues she gave us. Some children correctly guessed she was talking about an eagle.

Rebecca read Isaiah 40:28-31

Have you not known?

Have you not heard?

The everlasting God, the Lord,

The Creator of the ends of the earth,

Neither faints nor is weary.

His understanding is unsearchable.

He gives power to the weak,

And to those who have no might He increases strength.

Even the youths shall faint and be weary,

And the young men shall utterly fall,

But those who wait on the Lord

Shall renew their strength;

They shall mount up with wings like eagles,

They shall run and not be weary,

They shall walk and not faint.

We followed this by talking about the reading and its meaning to us.

Richard on his guitar helped us to finish the worship with the song "The Lord Bless You and Keep You" which we have been practising together in our morning worships together at school.

Mrs Carter from Christchurch, who helped organise the event, then said a closing prayer.

We all thanked Mrs Haines and Mrs Carter for organising the worship and Churches Together Folkestone who also helped.


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