News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool
Bishop Tom Williams recently paid a returned visit to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School in Walton.
It was six years ago since his last visit and he thought that the school was ‘transformed’, and especially like the wonderful learning environment.
Bishop Tom visited children in their classrooms to ask them about what they were learning about and to allow them to ask him some questions. They asked him about his Bishop’s ring and what it meant, about why he was dressed the way he was and in particular, why he wore pink.
The children were fascinated to learn about the symbolism of the colours (black for a priest, pink for a bishop, red for a cardinal and white for just the Pope).
When visiting the children ‘upstairs’ in Year 6, he even talked to them about the history of Everton and Liverpool football clubs and how this relationship linked to the city as a whole!
Headteacher Chris Davey, said: “Bishop Tom was very impressed when we showed him our school, Blessed Sacrament, in Ghorka in Nepal - a school funded with charitable donations from our school community.
“We visited the children whilst eating their lunch in the dining room and I enjoyed lunch with Bishop Tom in my office as we talked about school and parish life”.