Christmas Carol Services were held for parents on Tuesday evening and for the whole school on Wednesday morning in the St Cecilia Auditorium. During Advent this year as a community we have been praying for people caught up in conflicts and forced to become refugees. We have also been raising money for the charity Leicester – City of Sanctuary which helps refugees in our community.
In our Carol Services we thought about the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt in the face of Herod’s persecution and we prayed for those forced to leave their country today praying that we may be generous in helping them. We were privileged to have the loan a cross made from pieces of a migrants boat that was wrecked off the coast of the island of Lampedusa. This cross was placed next to the crib at the services.
The services were arranged and led by James Noakes, our Chaplain, with excellent musical leadership from the Senior Orchestra, Young Voices Choir and the Schola Cantorum. On Tuesday evening the Carol Service was preceded by a lively Christmas Market organised by the Sixth Form to raise money for City of Sanctuary charity and everyone was welcomed to the event by spectacular playing from our Steel Pans Ensemble. Thank you to them and to all the students for such a memorable evening and thank you to Mr Simeone and Mr Carter for preparing and conducting the music.