CATHOLIC, Anglican, Uniting and Apostolic Church leaders came together on May 20 to bless Queensland’s first ecumenical primary school under Catholic Church auspices.
Archbishop John Bathersby, Anglican Archbishop Peter Hollingworth, Moderator of the Uniting Church, Rev Dr Ray Reddicliffe and State Superintendent of the Apostolic Church (Australia), Pastor Nick Watson presided over the blessing of the $3 million Jubilee Primary School at Gaven, on the northern end of the Gold Coast.
Relentless rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the 500-strong crowd of parents and students who gathered for the opening.
Jubilee Primary School principal, Greg Casey said the opening was a credit to the staff and parents who organised the day and to the students for their exemplary behaviour.
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