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April 14th – April 21st 2018

Walking to see every school in Oxfordshire have space for young people to connect with God.

Fourteen teams during the week of the 14th April will be walking 356 miles between them across Oxfordshire.

How can you help?

BeSpace is looking to raise £8,000 to contribute towards the vision. We would love you to sponsor us.

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Since 2010 in Oxfordshire we have seen…

Over 300 prayer spaces in schools

Over 124 schools reached (over 1/3 of the schools in the County)

80,000+ students impacted

76 prayer spaces in 2016/17 academic year

Over 80 prayer space in 2017/18 academic year

10 community prayer spaces

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The Rt. Revd. Dr. Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford

“I visited a BeSpace prayer space recently in a community school in Oxford.  I was deeply impressed by the way the children engaged with the silence and activities and stillness.  There was something for everyone and an opportunity to learn and engage with prayer in a way that was special to each child.  I thank God for the way the work of BeSpace is growing and look forward to the practice spreading to workplaces as well as schools.  BeSpace is one of the ways we are learning in this Diocese to be a more contemplative, compassionate and courageous Church”

 

 

“Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength..using the school’s prayer space, pupils contemplate values and provide thoughtful and thought- provoking responses when working in groups”

Ofsted report- Rush Common Community Primary School 2017

 

“My classroom was completely transformed into a fantastic space welcoming quiet, thoughtful reflection. It gave some students who struggle in class an opportunity to engage. I would highly recommend prayer spaces to any school. A fantastic experience which I hope will become a yearly event in our schools calendar”

Alice Blackburn- Head of RE, Faringdon Community College