In October, the staff and pupils of St Charles Primary School welcomed Bishop Robert to their school for the first time. He was joined by Fr Anthony from St Charles church as he celebrated Mass and blessed the school’s new prayer garden. Mass was prepared by staff and led by the Mini Vinnies. The children read and sang the hymns beautifully as Bishop Robert celebrated the Feast of Edward the Confessor.

The sun was shining as Bishop Robert enjoyed a stroll around the very special prayer garden. The children explained that the garden is a space to be still and reflect. It has different areas including special seating for prayer, a learning space, and even a vegetable patch. It is has been a mammoth project that could not have come to fruition without the fantastic support and help from parishioners, local businesses, parents, grandparent, school staff and pupils.