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Southwark Diocese Leavers’ service

“One More step along the World I go

Each year our year 6 pupils would travel to Southwark Cathedral for a special Leavers’ Service. Unfortunately, due to Government regulations, all schools were not able to gather in the Cathedral as normal for the Diocesan Service this year.

However, we are delighted that our Year 6 children at St Michael’s had been selected to perform at the event, which was live streamed to all the schools in the Diocese.  Having had the opportunity to be a part of the proceedings was a great experience and a significant milestone in their transition to secondary school.

The theme this year was ‘One More Step Along The World I Go!” to mark the anniversary of this song, which was written for the Leavers Service in the Southwark Cathedral 50 years ago.

This year’s event was recorded and can be viewed by clicking on the ‘schools’ link below.

The children certainly made us proud and below are some images from their performance.

We are so pleased that by the use of technology we can all still gather together with the Leavers from our Church School family to mark what has become an ending for our Year 6’s in primary school and we hope that all our Year 6 Leavers enjoy the virtual service and feel the sense of the occasion.

As the Natasha Bedingfield song lyrics said,

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

May the chapters they write bring peace, hope and delight!

God of the journey,

thank you for walking with me,

for being my companion

every step of the way.

Thank you for putting me on the right path

when I have lost my way.

Thank you for picking me up

and setting me back on my feet.

As I travel

from the old and travel to the new

keep me travelling along with you

and bring me to my journey’s end

in the company of all who travel

your way.


A prayer to mark the 50th anniversary of the hymn ‘One more step along the world I go‘, written by The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark

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