Our Cathedral connections continue to develop, both in our whole-school celebrations that take place there as well as in special partnership opportunities with the education team.
St Wilfrid's is situated in the parish of St Luke's and St Aiden's, located within close walking distance to the church. This means that links are strong and continue to grow from strength to strength. The team at St Luke's
, led by Rev Jason and Rachel Gardner, supports the Worship in school, offers a range of lunch-club opportunities and offers out of school support. There are also opportunities for students to grow in their faith, through group discussions at the 'Youth Alpha’ courses.
Other churches within the local area too offer significant support to us as we deliver faith opportunities to students. Pastor Stephen Norcross from Community Church Blackburn and the team from Brave Church Oswaldtwistle, offer ongoing prayer and practical support throughout the school year. Saint Wilfrid’s is blessed to have a right variety of faith experiences and traditions join together, as students from the whole range of backgrounds create our colourful and rich community of faith.
We are also supported well by the Blackburn Diocese board of education, in which partnerships and collaboration make inter-connection strong within the secondary schools. Worship Coordinators and Chaplains from partner schools across Lancashire share ideas, resources, fellowship and offer prayer support regularly. Youth leaders too are keen to build a strong network of support, friendship and prayer.