The parents and children of St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School in Willesden, NW London, have had further cause to celebrate this week.
Further to moving back into the school building three years after the fire in September 2015, then recently receiving the award of Best Catholic State Primary School in England, (See: ICN 23 November 2019 - Catholic school which survived blaze wins major award - )
St Joseph's has now unveiled a stained glass window fully funded by the parents of the school. The parents have been raising funds for three years through cake sales, summer fairs, and children's 'own clothes' days.
The window provides a new focus in the restored school building and will be a legacy to future generations. The image depicts the presentation of baby Jesus at the Temple, an important event in the culture of the time, and an important focus for Christians today as they reflect on the Holy Family.
All parents, children, staff and visitors are in awe of this beautiful feature and local residents have expressed their compliments too. Headmistress Mrs Titus said: "The window offers an opportunity for reflection throughout the year and is particularly moving at Christmas as we think about Christ coming into the world as our Saviour."
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