Bishop Richard presents Church and School Partnership Award to St Andrew's

Bishop Richard visited the church and school to see how they have been working together.

The Bishop of Warrington, the Rt. Rev Bishop Richard Blackburn, is to visit St Andrew’s School in Maghull to present a Church and School Partnership Award to St Andrew’s School and Church.

The Bishop, who is also the Chair of the Board of Education for the Diocese of Liverpool, presented the award at a special assembly on February 1st.

The award is given to schools and churches that can demonstrate a proven record of working together. Schools and churches have been commended for their partnerships in fundraising, shoebox appeals, prayer, use of buildings, music, after school clubs and citizenship projects, amongst other things.

Whilst at St Andrew’s Bishop Richard watched a presentation that shows all of the ways in which the church and school have worked together.

Headteacher of St Andrews Maghull, Mrs Sue Kerwin said, “It's really lovely for the children to see the Bishop and especially at an award ceremony which celebrates the excellent relationships we have with the Church. All the children are very aware of being part of the family of St. Andrew's which includes the church, the diocese and the wider world through our charities. Our regular services at church provide a vital link but the work behind the scenes between staff, foundation governors, the vicar, choir and numerous other organisations makes things very special here in Maghull.”