The Core Group representative is Frances Sibert
Our Lady's Bishop Eton is our parish primary school (Reception to year 6) promoting, within a Catholic atmosphere, all the knowledge, skills and qualities which will enable our children to develop fully as individuals and become caring members of society and the Church. It is a feeder school for St. Julie's High School for girls (428 6421) and St Francis Xavier College for boys (228 1000).
The Parish has close ties with Carleton House - a co-ed Catholic Preparatory School for children aged 3 to 11. The school aims to nurture the development of the whole child, academically, spiritually and in the sporting and cultural aspects of their lives
The group was formed after the October 2015 Parish Awakening Event with the first meeting taking place in January 2016.
We meet together on the first Friday of the month at the Fisher More Hall, Bishop Eton and the third Friday of the month in St Mary's Parish Hall.
The group enables young people between the ages of ten and eighteen to learn about the world and feel as though they can make a difference.
As one member said
"I like J&P because it’s lots of fun and we make new friends all the time. We do fun games, we do God topics, like refugee bags, when we put things in a bag and gave them to refugee children. I love J&P because we get to help people!"
We welcome anyone, from any parish, or none.
We are happy to welcome young leaders from 16 onwards (good for Duke of Edinburgh, UCAS form etc!) who want to support our group.
We work with many different charities and organisations and participate in a variety of activities.
So far the group has heard talks on
- Parish Groups (eg SVP, One World Group)
- The Red Cross
- Dementia awareness
- First Aid
- Asylum Link.
We have collected items to
- Hold table sales for Project Zimbabwe
- Make Refugee welcome packs
- Make up Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child
Our social events have included
- trips to the theatre
- trampoline parks.
There have also been spiritual events such as a one day retreat.