A BROADWAY primary school enjoyed a visit from the Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Reverend Rachel Treweek, as part of the ongoing 175th anniversary celebrations.

Bishop Treweek blessed a new mosaic, commemorating the Church of England school’s founding in 1844.

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The work of art is based on illustrations by the pupils and features the school, the parish’s church of Saint Peter and the village’s distinctive duck pond and includes the school’s values of “Respect, Friendship, Compassion and Creativity”. It is being installed on the school’s outside wall.

During the visit Bishop Rachel joined in an act of collective worship that focused on the hope associated with Advent and told pupils of how the crucifix she wore was a gift from the Bishop of Mozambique.

Bishop Treweek also led a service of Communion attended by some of the older children, parents and other parishioners.

Churchwarden, Robert McNeil-Wilson, said: “Our Bishop being able to be with us at short notice shows that God and our Bishop have smiled on our parish and this important celebration”.

The school’s celebrations continue with an open day in the school this Friday, December 6.