Our Diocese and Partnership Hub
At St. Peter's Catholic Primary School we are part of the diocese of Clifton and work under the leadership and direction of our bishop, Bishop Declan Lang. Bishop Declan blessed and officially opened our school on the feast of SS Peter & Paul, 29 June 2012. This was a very special occasion for us, as you can see in the photographs below!
Clifton Diocese is a Catholic diocese covering the West of England and includes the City and County of Bristol, the counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset. In 2015, partnership hubs were formally established, providing all schools with the opportunity to network more closely with other local schools. Our partnership hub is called the Gloucestershire Catholic Schools Partnership or GCSP for short! The GCSP group has finalised our GCSP logo (see image opposite) - each of the colours represents the school uniform colour of each school within the partnership.
As a school, we work closely with the diocese and our partnership hub so that our staff and pupils benefit from regular training events and high quality networking opportunities. Our Chaplaincy Team are commissioned annually in November by Bishop Declan and they have also attended a Chaplaincy Day with other schools in our partnership, the aim of which was to empower them to identify actions for improvement in our school over the academic year.
A Future Full of Hope
Bishop Declan launched the new diocesan vision ‘A Future Full of Hope‘ on Saturday 28 October, at St Brendan’s College, Brislington, Bristol. This document, inspired by Pope Francis, emphasises a ‘more outward focus’ and sets out a roadmap for us for the next three liturgical years.
Dec 2017 - Nov 2018: The year of Mission
Dec 2018 - Nov 2019: The year of Prayer
Dec 2019 - Nov 2020: The year of Communion
The key symbol for A Future Full of Hope is an anchor - this was the ancient symbol of hope. In Hebrews 6: 18 - 19, hope is described as an anchor for the soul.
In school, the Chaplaincy team made our very own anchor with each of the 3 parts depicting one of the three foci. In our Acts of Worship we reflect on how we are called to continue the Mission of spreading the good news of God to all we meet.
For more information about Bishop Declan’s vision please use this link: https://cliftondiocese.com/diocese/future-full-hope/
Read Bishop Declan’s ‘A Future Full of Hope’ document here: http://www.newentcatholic.org.uk/future-full-hope-diocesan-vision-launched/