Celebrating Advent across our schools

The schools in our Trust have all been celebrating Advent

A Christmas Prayer

Christ, my beloved Lord,
Heavenly host proclaim your birth
Rejoice and be glad they say
In a stable, in Bethlehem, the
Saviour of the world is born
To save and to redeem us
May we be grateful and never forget
All he has given and done for us
Son of the living God, Jesus Christ the Lord. 


You can of course see more of our school's advent celebrations via their school websites, social media and newsletters.


St. Joseph's Harrogate

Well done to Year 3 for leading the whole school in our second week of Advent
Collective Worship, with the theme of ‘Peace’ in waiting for the coming of our Lord


St. Mary's Knaresborough

Year 5 decorated a tree for the Knaresborough Christmas Tree Festival. Years 4 and 5 went to see the festival and thoroughly enjoyed the trees they saw. A big thank you to those people who donated buns and cakes for the Mini Vinnies cake stall.


St. Mary's Horsforth


St Joseph's Otley

A huge thank you to Mrs Brylov and the catering team for producing a very tasty Christmas Dinner. We were joined by Father Lawrie and some of the other priests, who stayed for dinner following Reconciliation earlier in the morning. We loved wearing our Christmas jumpers and hats, and having a sing song to all our favourite Christmas hits. Well done St Joseph's!

Photo: Singing at the Otley Christmas Tree festival

his fabulous event raises money for important charities in Otley and the surrounding areas. 

his fabulous event raises money for important charities in Otley and the surrounding areas. 

Pupils and staff attended the annual Christmas parish dinner. Parishioners loved listening to the children singing a selection of Christmas carols. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon for everybody!

Pupils and staff attended the annual Christmas parish dinner. Parishioners loved listening to the children singing a selection of Christmas carols. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon for everybody!


Ss Peter and Paul Yeadon


Sacred Heart Ilkley

Photo: some of the 200 candles.

Photo: some of the 200 candles.

As Advent begins, and we prepare for the birth of Jesus, the children  have made their Advent promises on beautifully decorated candles. All 200 candles are displayed around school, reminding us of the true meaning of Christmas.


St. Mary's Menston

As part of the St. Mary’s community advent celebrations, the school’s Dance Club took part in two dance performance for children at Menston Pre-School.

The advent appeal in support of our four school charities reached the £2,000 mark on Tuesday 12th December.

Christmas Carol Service: The Coming of our God
 

We were very pleased to see so many parents, families and friends of the school
at the Christmas Carol Service. Thank you to Fr Carlisle and all staff and
students who contributed to yesterday evening’s service, where students read,
sang and played to an exceptionally high standard. The Christmas service felt
very special.

French Exchange staff and students were also able to join us for this Christmas
celebration after their wintry visit to Whitby. 


Holy NAME COOKRIDGE


St. Joseph's Pudsey

Photo: Reception and Nursery Nativity

Photo: Reception and Nursery Nativity


St Stephen's Skipton

Photo: School Council with Christmas cards for patients at Airedale Hospital

Photo: School Council with Christmas cards for patients at Airedale Hospital