Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral’s hosts leavers’ service celebration

Hundreds of schoolchildren descended on Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral today for the annual Year 6 Liverpool Diocesan School Leavers’ Service.

Pupils from many of the region’s schools took part in the service which was led by the Bishop of Liverpool, the Right Revd Paul Bayes, and which celebrates “their time at primary school and looks ahead to the new chapter of starting secondary school”.

It began with a procession of colourful banners through the cathedral before the children were led through an energetic and interactive service by members of the charity Y Kids.

The theme this year is ‘Hands of Friendship’ and pupils have been working closely with, and fundraising for, the charity Christian Aid, with many of the readings during the service exploring this theme.

The celebration ended with the Bishop of Liverpool leading the procession back to The Well where the children posed proudly for pictures.

More than 3,000 children will attend over the course of four days during which they will attend transition workshops held in the cathedral itself including drama performances, time for reflection and celebration.

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