Classrooms and cake for Bishop Tom on seaside trip

'The children thoroughly enjoyed their special visitor'

A visit to the seaside meant going back to the classroom for the Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool, Tom Williams.

On a visit to Southport, Bishop Tom spent time meeting the children and staff of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic primary school – and even joined Year 5 pupils for collective worship.

Teacher Carole Baker explained: ‘The theme was “Forgiveness” and the children invited Bishop Tom to read from Scripture and he assisted in unpicking the meaning behind the parable of The Prodigal Son – a story about love and compassion. The children all thoroughly enjoyed having their special visitor join them for worship and said he could most definitely come again!”

Bishop Tom also visited Sacred Heart parish, Ainsdale, where he was greeted with a specially baked cake – and witnessed a Church parade involving the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides from Ainsdale Green District.