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Education Sunday – September 13th 2020

September 13

The date: Sunday 13 September

The theme: A learning people in a time of change

This year Education Sunday takes place at a time when many children, young people and staff have been away from schools, colleges and universities and have been working in different ways. Churches, too, have had to learn and adapt, whilst still maintaining a pattern of worship. This is a time to think about what we have learnt about ourselves, about our communities and about God. We’d love to hear from you about what you have learnt during this time. Why not send us your thoughts – just a sentence or two, plus a picture of yourself, if you’re happy for them to be used on our website and in a resource for churches? You can send them to Sarah Lane Cawte at [email protected]

If you’re a prayer-writer, we’d also like to include your prayers for Education Sunday, linking with this year’s theme. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, if you would like to write a prayer, we’ll include a selection of them for others to use. Please send them to the email address above.

What is Education Sunday?

Education Sunday is a national day of prayer and celebration for everyone in the world of education.

The annual theme is devised by an ecumenical steering group representing different Christian denominations and organisations.

Resources for 2020

An introduction to the 2020 theme has been written by Barbara Easton, Vice-President of the Methodist Conference 2021-22 and Head of Service, Methodist Academies and Schools Trust.

The Bible passages for this year are:

Exodus 14.19-31
Psalm 114
Romans 14.1-12
Matthew 18.21-35

A growing list of resources for this year (logos, documents, guides) can be found on the Education Sunday 2020 page on our website.


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