Eden Girls’ School pupils welcome Archbishop of Canterbury to Coventry



Eden Girls’ School pupils welcome Archbishop of Canterbury to Coventry

Pupils at Eden Girls, Coventry had the opportunity to meet Archbishop Justin Welby earlier this month as part of the centenary of the Diocese of Coventry celebrations.

Requested by friend, supporter and advocate of the school, Bishop Christopher, we accepted the kind invitation for our pupils to be part of the official welcoming party for the Coventry visit.

Ordained at Coventry Cathedral in 1992, Archbishop Welby served at Coventry Cathedral from 2002 to 2007, where he was appointed both Sub-Dean and the Canon for Reconciliation Ministry in 2005.

Archbishop Welby himself commented on the amazing unity and brotherhood that exists amongst the diverse community of Coventry as he met with civic and religious leaders as part of the celebrations.

Pupils relished the opportunity to spend time mixing with various community groups. Pupils from the Student Council joined others from All Saints C of E Primary School and Blue Coat C of E Primary School to welcome the Archbishop as he arrived at Coventry Transport Museum, where he began his tour of the city.

Zubair Khalifa, FCE Co-ordinator, said:

“It was fantastic for our pupils to be invited to welcome such an esteemed guest to Coventry. The girls spoke of the great pride they felt in welcoming the Archbishop, and what a pleasure it had been to speak to him.”

Year 10 pupil Amna added:

“Meeting the Archbishop was an amazing experience and something I will remember for a long time.”

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