Candlemas at St James
Northampton Church Schools Educational Foundation
On Thursday 5th February, the other Primary Church Schools of Northampton (Weston Favell , All Saints, Collingtree, St Andrews and St Lukes) brought their Year 4 children to St James to join together to celebrate Candlemas. Altogether 300 children and 40 adults gathered in St James school hall.
Father Phill introduced and explained Candlemas to the children, Mrs Miranda Robinson, Diocesan Director of Education, read from Luke 2: 25-32, and each school led in the singing of a hymn and short reading before we joined together to pray.
It was an inspirational event; so many children from different schools united in a common purpose. Each school took away a candle and charge sheet and also the sense of sharing and friendship an event like this can foster.
“I am the light of the World. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life”