Putting faith into action

Friday 12th July 2019

Inspiring students bag Faith in Action award

A group of over fifteen inspirational students from across the Diocese of Salford recently visited Wardley Hall to receive their CYMFed Faith in Action award from Bishop John.

The secondary school students from St Augustine’s School in Billington and St Thomas More School in Denton were proud to come together as they received their award from the Bishop.

The Faith in Action Award recognises, rewards and celebrates young people who are putting their faith into action through service and reflection.

The recipients have worked to identify and to celebrate what is important to them, and have taken ownership of projects, developing them according to their own interests.  After developing and implementing their projects, recipients were able to reflect on their actions and how their service has allowed them to grow in their relationship with God and neighbour.

Students from St Thomas More RC School, Denton, received both their bronze and silver awards at the ceremony which they have been working towards for the last two years. During this time, they have led the school in raising more than £18,000 for local charities including the Christie, Caritas and Mind.

The team at St Augustine’s received their silver award after taking part in HCPT’s Easter pilgrimage, where they supported disabled and disadvantaged children in Lourdes.

Anita Cobb, Lay Chaplain at St Augustine’s School, said: “When I heard about their trip to Lourdes, it was clear to see how evident the group’s compassion for the children and care for one another was.

“Our visit to Wardley Hall was a joyful celebration of our students’ wonderful achievements and a great opportunity to recognise their desire to put their faith into action.”

Bishop John thanked the young people for their service and shared with them how his faith has helped him in his day to day life. After the ceremony, both schools completed a tour of Wardley Hall and the site of the Laudato Si’ centre.

Find out more about the Faith in Action Award

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