PUPILS from Field Court Infant Academy were able to experience first-hand what happens at a Holy Communion service when they visited Saint James’ Church Quedgeley on Wednesday morning.

The enthusiastic youngsters helped Revd Jenny d’Esterre during the service by reading from the prayer sheets and taking the bread and wine to the altar.

It was the first time that many of the youngsters had been to this particular service.

The service was led by Rev Jenny who had adapted the service sheets to appeal to youngsters.

Following the service members of the congregation congratulated the pupils.

Next month another group of youngsters will be chosen to attend the Ash Wednesday service.

Revd. Jenny d’Esterre said: “It was a great opportunity for youngsters to experience first- hand what we do at the service and more importantly why we do it. The pupils were very switched on and were keen to play their part. I’m really pleased this will be a regular event and other pupils will have the opportunity to experience and celebrate the service”

Revd. Canon Fr. John Ward commented: “We have established good links with Field Court Infant Academy. Several members, including myself are Governors at the school. It seems only natural that we should welcome the children for them to experience the church in action during the week.”