Yesterday, Monday 20 May 2019, the school was honoured with a visit from the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Edward Adams, Bishop Alan Hopes and Monsignor Vincent Brady. They were joined in a meeting with leaders of other faiths. In attendance were Zahid Akbar from the Peterborough Inter Faith Council and the Faizan Madina Mosque, the Anglican Bishop of Brixworth, teacher Kelsang Rak-Ma from the Drolma Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Iman Shanawaz and Razahusein Rahim from the Husseini Islamic Centre and Ian Hardman from Peterborough Cathedral.
The Nuncio then celebrated Mass with students and staff members of the chaplaincy team at St John Fisher High School in the small school chapel and spoke to them of how God wants to be close to us and love us.“When God loves us it changes us, we can’t be the same afterwards. We respond to his love and show our love for him, which can be seen in the way we respond to God and love each other. “Jesus tells us that love is not just in words, it is also in deeds. Loving God means doing what he wants us to – doing his will. His will and my will together.”
The Archbishop then shared lunch with senior school staff, led by headteacher Kate Pereira and school governors, followed by a question and answer session with a group of sixth form students who asked him about his role as Apostolic Nuncio.