JESUS at ST PATRICK'S read by members of Year 6 2020 part one
In the first part of the poem, read here by members of our Year 6, the poet rreminds us that our school takes inspiration from its patron St Patrick who saw Christ in "each stranger", and that Jesus has been present among us "disguised as everyone" since those early years in Soho's rookery (so called because people crowded there like rooks) to the present in Kentish Town. A video of the second part of the poem follows the text on this page
Jesus at St. Patrick's
When Jesus came to Soho with Mary Magher,
He brought her to St. Patrick's out of danger,
He travelled here with every traveller,
And since St. Patrick knew Him in each stranger,
St. Patrick's welcomed him with all the others.
So Jesus said, I'll stay to see it through,
I'll stay till we can get the healing done,
I'll stay here at the heart of things with you,
I’ll stay in school, disguised as everyone.
So he's been with us as our school has grown,
He's in the story each new person brings,
From Soho's crowded 'rookery' we've flown
To flourish where each growing spirit sings,
And nestlings learn at last to trust their wings.
A poem for St. Patrick’s School
by Malcolm Guite