This week we had our Advent Prayer Space which focussed on the different characters in the Christmas Story.
It was a time of quiet reflection and contemplation which encouraged pupils to spend time thinking about what this season is all about. Within the characters’ stories we thought about forgiveness and saying sorry, giving thanks for our gifts and talents and how we can use them to benefit others.
We prayed for the many places in the world in turmoil and wrote messages on a big world map. We talked about our hopes and dreams because in Mary’s story we read that, ‘nothing is impossible with God’.
It’s always a special time at Bethany for pupils and staff and this year we moved it to the beginning of Advent to help counterbalance some of the “busyness” of this time of year.