St Wilfrid's Day 2019

October 14, 2019
Photos from St Wilfrid’s Day, including procession from the Academy to Blackburn Cathedral.

Some photos from our St Wilfrid’s Day service, including the procession from the Academy down to Blackburn Cathedral.

On Friday 11th October, despite the damp conditions, the Academy joined together as over 1200 students and members of staff proceeded down to the cathedral to celebrate the life of Saint Wilfrid.

An inspiring service was led by Canon Missioner Rev. Rowena Pailing. She addressed the students with an engaging message that was centred around the importance of the bigger picture as well as a detailed recount of the life of Saint Wilfrid.

As always, the service featured a variety of musical items, with Year 8 student Isaac Hegarty performing one of several impressive solo efforts. Isaac said that although he was anxious prior to his performance, he enjoyed the experience and would “happily do it again”. He said that he felt he had to rise to the occasion and that there was “no time to be nervous”.

Worship coordinator, Mr Hands said that the day is always a “special event” and wished to thank the music department and the HST as well as the members of staff at the Academy and the Cathedral for their help and support throughout the day.

Thanks also to Lydia (Y11) and Fatimah (Y12) for capturing these photos for us.

– Report by Aidan & Lewis (Y12)

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