Mini-Missionaries in Northampton

Pupils at the Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School in Northampton started the new year discovering how they can become ‘children helping children’ by joining their prayers with children around the world.

The children from reception to Year 6 gave a very warm welcome to our Mission Together volunteer, Dr Sue Barter, who ran our first Mission Together Workshop on how to become mini missionaries.

After discovering some of the places where children overseas are praying and sharing, the children learned how to welcome one another in different languages. Using our colourful map of the world, they saw how prayer and sharing are universal and how children everywhere are united in God’s love.

Ms Smith – Year 3 Class Teacher and R.E. Lead said ‘Can I say a HUGE thank you to Sue, she was an absolute superstar! We’re already thinking of asking her to return to The Good Shepherd School so that we can find out more about Mission Together!’

Written by Sheila Isaac – Education Coordinator at Missio

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Year of the Word

Wednesday Word provides a great and easy way for schools to engage with The Year of the Word. The Wednesday Word is a colourful and accessible double-sided leaflet which carries the Sunday Gospel into pupil’s homes every week. Its mission is to help children and their families to draw closer to God, each other, school and Church.

Subscribing schools provide pupils with a Wednesday Word leaflet which they are then asked to take home and read with the rest of the family. Fun and engaging activities are included to help children and parents unpack the Gospel further, together.

Wednesday Word is designed to act as a regular invitation to the Eucharist throughout the time that the family is connected to the life of the school. It particularly seeks to reach parents who cannot take their children to church regularly nor read the Bible together. If your school hasn’t yet subscribed to Wednesday Word, visit for more information and for details on how to subscribe.

Mission Together are also planning resources to support schools as they journey through the Year of the Word. For updates visit our website or follow us on Twitter @MissioUK



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