Pinehurst Primary Pupils Visit Archbishop

23 Year 6 Pupils from Pinehurst Primary School, Anfield, Liverpool visited the Archbishop of York at Bishopthorpe Palace on Wednesday to ask him questions about faith and following Jesus.

The pupils also sang a medley of songs including, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and ‘Amazing Grace’ before presenting the Archbishop with a Liverpool and Everton FC scarf.

The Year 6 Group are completing their residential trip in York. Following lively discussions about faith in both the classroom and in assemblies, Fr Daniel Howard, a school governor, suggested that the pupils include a visit to the Archbishop during their stay. The group of children led by their Headteacher, and Bishop Glyn Webster led prayers at Bishopthorpe Chapel. 

Mrs Stephanie Tasker, Headteacher said: “We are delighted that the Archbishop is meeting with our Year 6 pupils who are about to leave Pinehurst and go onto secondary school education.  This is such an exciting time for them. They have worked really hard and have prepared lots of questions to ask the Archbishop about faith and life”.

The Archbishop of York said “It is fantastic to be welcoming these Year 6 pupils to Bishopthorpe. As adults we sometimes forget to ask really good questions. It is as we ask questions about life and faith, that we discover more of God.  As we discern more of who God is we also discover more about ourselves and our place within the world that God has created. Truly if we want to enter the Kingdom of God we must become like children!”