Young help to educate on the importance of worship

Worship: Youngsters at St Hilda's in Bilsborrow

Worship: Youngsters at St Hilda's in Bilsborrow

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St Hilda’s, Bilsborrow, resounded to the voices of young people who were the focus of a special Education Sunday service led by Lay Reader Diane Maguire.

The service opened with a welcome by Emma Bailey and Jackson Green.

The lessons were read by James Sutcliffe and Claire Duncan, a student at Myerscough College.

The intercessionary prayers were led by Myerscough College chaplain Gloria Birdsall.

A main feature of the service was a playlet performed by John Cross School pupils. This was entitled “Foundation Upon a Rock”, in which the “surveyors and builders” James Sutcliffe, Matthew Sutcliffe, Sam Martin and Morgan Farrell emphasised the importance of a solid foundation in worship avoiding the temptation to go for second-best, especially using poor materials.

The school choir and musical ensemble reinforced the play’s lesson with a lively performance entitled “The Wise Man Builds His House on the Rock”.

Churchwarden John Blackley said: “We value our links with the school and Myerscough College and it’s so rewarding to have these young people come to St Hilda’s and reinforce our worship in such graphic style.

“There was an almost full house and I’m sure that all our members and families present found the children’s component thought-provoking and entertaining.”

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