Bishop blesses school’s cross

Rev Nick Baines and Graham Alcock with pupils Millie Kershaw and James Crowther at the unvieling of the new Cross at Lightcliffe CE Primary School.

Rev Nick Baines and Graham Alcock with pupils Millie Kershaw and James Crowther at the unvieling of the new Cross at Lightcliffe CE Primary School.

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The Bishop of West Yorkshire and the Dales has blessed a new cross at Lightcliffe Church of England School.

The Right Reverend Nick Baines visited the school, on Wakefield Road, to bless the new cross which has been placed in the garden of the school.

The cross has been designed by Graham Alcock, who is a local designer and school governor for Lightcliffe School, and was cast at WB White Foundry Limited, based in Brighouse.

The cross was commissioned by the school and is not a traditional Latin cross but instead takes the form of a child with outstretched arms.

Words including Love, Hope, Joy and Trust are embedded onto the clothing of the child on the design.

The blessing of the cross ceremony was attended by a host of guests including the Mayor of Calderdale Councillor Patricia Allen, members of Lightcliffe Primary School Parents’, Friends’ and Staff Association, school governors and retired teaching staff, as well as various friends and helpers of Lightcliffe School.