Cheddar school celebrates important religious event

PUBLISHED: 17:00 22 June 2017

Kings of Wessex students with headteacher Chris Richardson.

Kings of Wessex students with headteacher Chris Richardson.


Cheddar school students united to mark a traditional religious event.

Pupils at Kings Of Wessex Academy, in Station Road, attended an Ascension Day service at St Andrew’s Church, in Church Street, to mark Jesus’ ascension to heaven following his resurrection.

The service was led by Reverend Stuart Burns, while a group of year 13 students enacted Jesus’ ascension after the final meeting with his disciples and school musicians delivered a beautiful rendition of the song The Call.

Headteacher Chris Richardson spoke about Jesus encouraging his disciples to carry on his good work and urged students to spread Christian values of love, kindness and forgiveness.

The service was held days after the recent suicide bombing in Manchester which claimed 22 lives, and Mr Richardson discussed the importance of compassion towards one another.

The service also marked the final Ascension Day for Mr Richardson and deputy Barbara Marshall, who will both retire at the end of term.

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