MARCH was an exciting month for Prayer Spaces in Schools for lots of reasons.
We launched two new prayer activities; the first was about Climate Change, and the other was the first of a three-part series about Loss and Grief, which we hope will help both pupils and staff. Keep your eyes peeled for the next two in this series.
Our team have been on the road quite a bit. For example, Phil was in Salzburg and Vienna in Austria last week, visiting two of our key leaders, Michael Scharf and Franz Greisberger. These guys have been pioneering some fantastic prayer spaces there, so they met up to swap stories and to make plans for growing Prayer Spaces in Schools across Austria. You can read Phils update here.
Back in the UK, Catherine Clayton got to deliver a prayer spaces training session to a room full of Head teachers in London. And Liz Ogborne was in Swansea, training Anglican Diocesan staff and teachers from across southern Wales.
Our team have been working hard on developing a brand new Training Pack, which our teams and Networkers will be using before the Summer. It’s with the designer, and we’re excited about seeing it for the first time very soon! In response to the steady growth of prayer spaces around the UK, we’ve also been recruiting new Networkers – you can read more about them here.
Our friends in Oxford at BeSpace currently have a part time job opportunity available, you can find out more about it here.
During March it was amazing to see people joining the Prayer Spaces in Schools website and downloading resources from many different nations, including; Germany, Thailand, Sweden, New Zealand, Canada, Brazil, Finland, Liberia, Belize and Romania. We were really excited to receive this fantastic story from Romaniatoo.
And so… if you’re hosting a prayer space in/over Easter, we hope and pray that it goes fantastically well. We’ve already heard a few encouraging stories, and we look forward to hearing yours.
Have a blessed Easter and see you in the new term.