Schools from across Lancashire came together to celebrate those working in education across the region.
Student, teachers and representatives of local authorities from Croston, Chorley, Lancaster, Blackpool and Blackburn attended the annual Education Sunday Service at St George’s Church, Chorley.
Archdeacon of Lancaster, The Ven. Michael Everitt, who is chairman of the Board of Education, preached at the service and said: “Blackburn Diocese has an established tradition in education.
“Not only has the diocese one of the largest collections of church schools in England, but it also has a strong commitment to developing and supporting the wider sphere of education within the parishes.
“The fantastic service in Chorley on Education Sunday celebrated this work, as well as recognising the important work and the role played by school governors across the region.”
In particular this year, the commitment and hard work of School Governors was highlighted and there was a time of prayer and commissioning for governors.
The students involved took part in the service in a variety of ways, including the band from St Michael’s CofE High School, Chorley; the School Choir of Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy in Lancaster; pupils from The Redeemer Church of England Primary School, Blackburn; and pupils from St Wilfrid’s C of E Academy, Blackburn, who did the reading.