Three times per year, at Christmas, Easter and in the Summer, members from our ‘Open the Book’ team run a ‘Prayer Space’ at St Helen’s for children and adults to visit.
What is a prayer space?
Prayer Spaces in Schools enable children and young people, of all faiths and none, to explore life questions, spirituality and faith in a safe, creative and interactive way.
A prayer space is usually a classroom sized area that has been transformed for a few days or a week, with a range of creative activities that encourage personal reflection on issues such as forgiveness, injustice, thankfulness, big questions, identity and stillness.
What children say about prayer spaces at St Helen’s:
Rylee: ‘We got to talk about things we wouldn’t always talk about. We got to use cookie cutters to make decorations’. Sophie: ‘It’s a time to think about things. We thought about baggage, things that we might be worried about or scared of’. Hatty: ‘It was really calm.’
Photos from our advent prayer space held in December 2017: