St Thomas More Catholic

Primary School

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Year 3 Visit Harvington Hall

1 May 2015

On Friday 1st May 2015, the Feast of St Joseph the Worker, Year 3 children, staff and Father John visited Harvington Hall.

It was a very appropriate day to marvel at the skill and bravery of St John Wall, the carpenter of the priest's hiding places, and a wonderful opportunity to reflect upon the gift of our faith in a pre-Communion retreat.

The Tudor Manor is owned by the diocese and contains seven known priest hides. Visiting the hall was not only an exciting and enjoyable day, but the perfect opportunity to reflect upon the sacrifice that others have made to safeguard the precious gift of Holy Eucharist, not least our own patron St Thomas More.

During the day, the children received a detailed guided tour including the opportunity to climb into an ingeniously disguised priest hide (Dr Dodd's Library). We followed this with a joyous celebration of Mass led by Father John.

A fantastic way to prepare for our First Holy Eucharist.