School holds mass to celebrate 40th anniversary

PUBLISHED: 13:00 11 October 2019

St Francis Primary School pupils in national costumes and holding a giant rosesary as part of their anniversary celebrations, pictured with the Bishop of Clifton Declan Lang.       Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Francis Primary School pupils in national costumes and holding a giant rosesary as part of their anniversary celebrations, pictured with the Bishop of Clifton Declan Lang. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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A Nailsea school celebrated its 40th anniversary with a thanksgiving mass.

St Francis Primary School pupils in national costumes and holding a giant rosesary as part of their anniversary celebrations, pictured with the Bishop of Clifton Declan Lang.       Picture: MARK ATHERTONSt Francis Primary School pupils in national costumes and holding a giant rosesary as part of their anniversary celebrations, pictured with the Bishop of Clifton Declan Lang. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Bishop Declan Lang, from Clifton Diocese, visited St Francis Primary School, in Station Road, to lead the celebration.

The mass was attended by past and present pupils and staff as well as governors, parents and friends of the school.

A school spokesman said: "The children read some of the prayers in different languages to reflect both the diversity of the school community and the diversity of the church as whole.

"Some of the children wore national costume as a sign that we are all different but have come together from all four corners of the world to celebrate our school's anniversary.

"The bishop's visit forms part of a year's worth of events planned to mark the 40th year of the school."

St Francis Primary School opened in 1979 and is one of three schools in North Somerset in the Clifton Diocese.

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