The Friary School has received praise from Lichfield Cathedral rearing our contribution to their 20,000 Doves project which is currently on display to cathedral visitors and worshippers.

Our students benefit from getting involved in performances and events at the cathedral, whether it be the Carol Concert or Year 7 Dedication Service, or the Xmas tree competition or a specific one-off event. This particular scheme saw our students create paper doves which were scribed with messages, thoughts and prayers about peace.

Peter Walker, Lichfield Cathedral’s Artist in Residence who created the project, said of the responses: “We are extremely grateful for your hard work and look forward to welcoming everyone to see their doves at the cathedral this advent.”

Elsewhere, The Very Revd Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield, said: “The messages you have written about peace have been extraordinarily thoughtful and moving, and all of us at the Cathedral are thankful that all of you have put so much effort into making these wonderful doves.”

The doves will be on display in the Cathedral from Tuesday 27th November until Saturday 5th January.

Furthermore, the doves will also be on display as part of ‘The Cathedral Illuminated’. This spectacular light and sound installation will be taking place from 17th-22nd December (excluding 19th December) at Lichfield Cathedral.

Entry is ticket only and available every 15 minutes from 6.30pm. Ticket times are for entry to the event and allow visitors time to enjoy the illuminations at their own pace.  Tickets will be £6 per adult, £4 per child (under 16) £15 per family tickets (2 adults / 2 children) in advance and £7.50 for all tickets on the night (subject to availability) Under 3’s are free.

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “We are blessed to have the cathedral on our doorstep and it is wonderful that there are so many exciting projects we can get involved in. We would recommend to the whole of Lichfield that they get along to see the dove installation and the light and sound installation over the festive period.”