Children show peace and forgiveness by carrying cross to nearby church - The Stratford Observer
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11th Aug, 2022

Children show peace and forgiveness by carrying cross to nearby church

YOUNGSTERS carried the Cross of Nails to and from St Nicholas Church in Alcester as part of a special ceremony.

The cross is passed from each of the 75 Church of England schools in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire every five years.

Pupils from town’s St Nicholas Primary and Coughton Primary had the honour of carrying the cross.

It is seen as a symbol of reconciliation, peace, and forgiveness and its history can be traced back to the bombing of Coventry Cathedral during the Second World War.

This year’s event was particularly important as it marked the centenary of the formation of the Diocese of Coventry.

Pupils spoke the Diocesan Centenary Prayer together, before reciting the Litany of Reconciliation outside of St Nicholas Church.

A special service was later held at St Nicholas Primary, attended by pupils from both schools.

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