The Bishop of Bedford joins St Mary’s to Celebrate 150 Years!

On Friday 24th October, the children of St Mary’s Primary school entertained parents, staff, governors and the Bishop of Bedford at their special celebration of 150 Years since the founding of St Mary’s school.

The service took place at St Mary’s church and was led by the Reverend of St Mary’s, Jonathon Gordon, and the Head of the school, Elly Haezewindt.

Over the half term, the children have been busy interviewing past pupils, making bunting, investigating life at the school in previous decades, and experiencing life as Victorian children would have done at the school. All this activity and interest culminated in a highly enjoyable service featuring songs, dances, memories and prayers spanning many decades. It was with great pride that staff and parents saw the children sing, read and pray with such confidence and enthusiasm.

To mark this special occasion the Bishop of Bedford presented each pupil with a beautiful prayer book donated by the St Mary’s school association.

St Mary’s has recently been extended with the addition of two new classrooms, drama and music rooms and a new kitchen in order to make the transition from a first school to a primary school going up to year 6.

Following the service, past pupils and honoured guests witnessed the Bishop’s blessing and dedication of the extensively refurbished original 1864 school building.