Wednesday 22nd April 2015
The Coventry Ordinariate is running a local "Our Father" project in primary schools. Sponsored by Christian Projects, an ecumenical group, the "Our Father" project involves children in handwriting and artwork. All Church of England and Roman Catholic primary schools in a local area are invited to take part. Children write out the words of the Lord's Prayer and add any illustrations and decorations they wish, and then some questions: What does "hallowed" mean? What are trespasses? And who taught us this prayer?
The Coventry group ran the scheme last year and large numbers of local children took part. The brochures for this year's project have now been sent out by a team of Ordinariate volunteers. "Last year we had a super response; let's hope that even more schools will get involved this year" said Fr Paul Burch. "Huge thanks to those who volunteered to label, fill and post envelopes. The project is for pupils in Year 5 and is for this summer term. We look forward to receiving the entries."
Other Ordinariate groups running "Our Father" projects include Pembury in Kent and the LOGS (Ladies Ordinariate Group) with members from the South london and Croydon Ordinariates.