Time Travel Press Release

Time Travelling, the educational experience for schools run by Southwell Minster, celebrated its 20th anniversary this week. Bishop Tony Porter welcomed hundreds of children from across the diocese to a special time of fun, learning and activities, based around the history and life of the Minster which have taken place all week in the cathedral and Archbishop’s Palace.

Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils from Coppice Farm Primary School are seen enjoying a workshop on Bishop’s Copes, run by ex-head teacher and TT leader, Gillian Bakewell.

Bishop Tony, pictured here with Education Officer, Emma Anderton said : “It was such a privilege to share in the 20th Anniversary of ‘Time Travelling’ with hundreds of children from seven different schools. We were able to celebrate a whole generation of young people who have been welcomed to THEIR Minster to explore, pray and above all experience the love of God.”

Emma, who has been involved with Time Travelling for 12 years, said: “It is wonderful to be celebrating 20 years of Time Travelling at Southwell Minster. The staffing might have changed but the ethos of welcoming schools to the Minster remains. Nick Harding fronted Time Travelling in the early days and I took over from him in 2003, joined by Diana Ives a year later. Our amazing team of volunteers are the key to the success of Time Travelling as they welcome the schools and guide them around and teach them about the Minster building and the Christian faith. We are delighted by the continued success of Time Travelling and the enthusiasm of the schools who join us each year.”

For more information/high res images please contact:

Jane Wyles
Media Officer
Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham
The Church of England across Nottinghamshire
Jubilee House, Westgate
NG25 0JH
Tel: 01636 817243
email: jwyles@southwell.anglican.org