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Parish and School Community Links

Feast of Holy Cross Festival - September 2023.  On the 16th September, we held a festival to celebrate the Feast of Holy Cross and welcome the in the new school year, with all our staff, parishioners and parents. Everyone enjoyed the day,  we had face painting, bouncy castles, bbq, entertainment by the school children, local Irish dance group and karate demonstrations and a live band.  We raised £3784 which was shared between for the CAFOD, the Parish and school.

McMillan Coffee Morning - September 2023.  Our Mini Vinnie children hosted a charity coffee morning to raise money for McMillan.  The children sold cakes which were donated from the Parish.  We raised £600.

Harvest Festival - October 2023.  This year we collected for Streets2Homes our local homeless charity.  The children brought in non perishable food which we then took to the charities centre.  This was co-ordinatored my our school council.   








Operation Christmas Child - November 2023.  Our Eco council organised the collection of filled shoe boxes for Operation Christmas child.  This year the boxes were sent out to the Middle East.       


Parishioners Christmas Lunch - December 2023.  We hosted a Christmas lunch for our senior members of the Parish.  Our Mini Vinnies, hosted the lunch, they made individual Christmas cards with a spontaneous prayer included.   The parishioners were entertained by the school choir. 


Holy Cross CatholicPrimary Academy

Tracyes Road, Harlow,

Essex, CM18 6JJ

01279 424452