St Michael & All Angels Primary School in Shelf, near Halifax - both pupils and staff gathered together in the last week of term to celebrate a whole school Easter Eucharist. (Well almost at any rate).
Clergy usually do a weekly assembly but this week the Headteacher wanted something a bit special that brought the whole school together in a meaningful way. What better than an Easter sharing of the Easter communion meal?
Reverend Andy Greiff led the service which included all the elements of a Sunday Holy Communion service but made child friendly.
"We welcomed each other at the start, confessed our sins, shared the peace, sang hymns, the children read a Gospel reading and had written some prayers.
"We even shared bread together but instead of the Eucharistic prayers I told them the story of the Last Supper and how Jesus had asked his disciples to remember him.
"It was quite powerful and the kids just loved the experience."
The Headteacher, Claire Berry wrote in the subsequent school newsletter,
'We had a lovely Whole School Eucharist service on Wednesday with Reverend Andy Greiff Eucharist.
"Whole School Eucharist is something we’ve been wanting to introduce for some time now and he did this with some simple explanations linking communion to the Easter Story which made it so much more meaningful.
"We look forward to getting a date in the diary for one each term.'