Year 3 ask questions about God and life as a priest

The children in Year 3 and some of the children in Year 6 were lucky enough to have two special visitors come and join them at St George's Junior School on Tuesday 31 October.

The children had just finished learning about the Christian family in their classes and had lots of fascinating questions about life as a priest and some more deeply religious ones. Father Con, Parish Priest at Christ the Prince of Peace Church in Weybridge, is a regular visitor to the school and was joined by Tom Kent who is training to be a priest and is spending a year in the Weybridge parish.

The children had a wide variety of questions to ask including:

  • Why did you want to become a priest?
  • Do you wear a different outfit for each occasion?
  • How was God born?
  • Have you ever made any mistakes as a priest?
  • Who came up with the idea to write stories about Jesus’ miracles?
  • What are the best and worst parts of your job?

Father Con and Tom both agreed that being a priest is an “amazing” job! They both love the fact that they get to meet people from so many different walks of life and learn about their experiences. Tom told us that he became a Catholic when he was 18 after attending an event with Pope Benedict when he visited the UK – he found the experience so wonderful that he immediately wondered how he could bring others to it and realised he wanted to be a priest. Father Con feels that the best part is around June when there are lots of weddings, First Holy Communions and Confirmations – he said he loves celebrating the faith with others. 

The children learned so much during the morning about both life as a priest and more about their faith. Sasha in Year 6 said, “It was fantastic to find out more about a priest’s life.” Sophie added, “I found it really interesting to learn more RE outside of the classroom!”

St George's would like to thank both Father Con and Tom for their time. 

2 November 2017

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