Education Sunday resources for schools and parishes

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Churches across the country will be using 2013 Education Sunday, 27 January, to pray and work towards new ways of reaching out to those who are easily overlooked in the education world.

This year’s resources have the theme of ‘Believing and Belonging’ focusing on the words of Martin Luther King and St Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians to highlight the concepts of community and interdependence as fundamental to a Christian understanding of education.

Greg Pope, Deputy Director of the Catholic Education Service said “Education Sunday is an opportunity for parishes and schools to come together in their support of Catholic Education. The resources for Education Sunday, including prayers and collective worship resources, rightly place the spotlight within the Christian community on education. The CES would like to take this opportunity to thank staff, parishioners and pupils for their continual support of Catholic schools.”

Education Sunday is a national day of prayer and celebration for everyone involved in the world of education. For more than 100 years there has been an annual recognition of Education Sunday in England and Wales (traditionally on the ninth Sunday before Easter). 


Further information on Education Sunday and resources for Education Sunday can be found at

The Education Sunday 2013 theme was devised by an ecumenical steering group co-ordinated by Churches Together in England representing the following Christian denominations and organisations: the Association of Christian Teachers, the Baptist Union, the Catholic Church, the Church of England and the National Society, the Methodist Church, The Salvation Army, the Student Christian Movement and the United Reformed Church.
The Catholic Education Service (CES) is an agency of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW).


For more information please contact:

Marie Southall
Public Affairs Manager

0207 901 1914