Last Friday afternoon, the Cross of Nails arrived at Ilmington C of E Primary School on the next stage of its pilgrimage around the Diocese of Coventry - a special part of its centenary celebrations. The cross was delivered to us by three children and their teacher from Alveston C of E Primary School. We were delighted that they were able to stay with us for a special service, when we looked back over the past one hundred years in our own school in particular. The Rev Chris reminded us all of the importance of reconciliation - building bridges when we fall out – and special prayers were said. After the service, everyone enjoyed a delicious birthday treat, kindly baked for us by our fabulous kitchen staff.
On Tuesday morning, it was our turn to transport the Cross of Nails to its next school, Newbold and Tredington C of E Primary, and four children, along with the Rev Chris and Mrs Ryninks, arrived on foot at the Newbold site, having walked through farmland, footpaths and woods to get there, emphasizing our rural heritage. We were warmly welcomed and joined in a short service there, led by the Rev Sharon.