St Mary’s, Grantham says Goodbye to Father Chris.
The whole school gathered on the playground (Socially distanced in our bubbles) to say farewell to Father Chris. We wanted to ensure Fr Chris would remember us when he moved to his new parish. We therefore presented him with a Stole that had been handmade by a staff member, crosses hand embroidered by another and every child in the school had put their fingerprint on it to look like little flowers. Our school crest was painted on the collar of The Stole along with the date; definitely a year to remember! Father Chris then blessed his stole and gave us all a blessing wearing it before he left. We wish Father Chris well in his new parish and we are looking forward to welcoming Fr Kevin Gradwell.
“This is the best gift I have ever received.”