Sanctum at Colchester Royal Grammar School – Monday

So begins three weeks of Sanctum in Colchester schools, starting today at the Grammar School. We were here last year and saw students from Year 7 to Year 13 so we are interested in how they cope with the sense of déja-vu as 2/3rds of the activities in the prayer room are the same.

During the day we had about 70 visitors in the form of Year 7 and Year 10 classes and a good flow of visitors at break and lunch times. We’re being much more strict about numbers this year to ensure that people have enough space and peace and aren’t distracted by people wandering around. It’s made a huge difference.

Highlights so far… the number of pupils saying they felt they’d prayed for the first time… the continuing impact of the forgiveness activity… the Year 10 pupil who systematically worked his way through all four of the Christian testimony videos on the “Stories” activity… the peace.

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