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  Priest and Parishioners - About The Wednesday Word    
Praying for our primary school families. Helping them to pray together,
stay together and to grow in the love of our Lord and his Church.


About Us

St Joseph
  • The Wednesday Word is a not-for-profit collaborative Charitable Trust.

  • This 21st Century mission to families is under the patronage of St Joseph, Patron Saint of Families and Protector of the Church.

The Trust

Jesus Christ
  • The Trust is a founder member of the National Scripture Working Group which is an instrument of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis. 

  • The Trust seeks to share the Gospel through primary schools to encourage all school families to encounter Christ through a simple, weekly, engagement with the scriptures. This also ensures an unbroken invitation to the Eucharist throughout school life and is a further way for our Church to demonstrate our care and concern for our school families.

  • The Trust also seeks to encourage parishes to underpin the school mission with prayer. A separate resource will be made available to parishes free of charge to encourage a new form of spiritual communion between school and parish.

The Trustees

The Holy Family
  • The Trustees are all committed Catholics and consist of a Catholic headteacher, a Benedictine Monk, three priests and two Catholic parents, one of whom is a Catholic school foundation governor with children who attend Catholic primary and high schools.

  • The Trustees endeavour to further the mission of the Catholic Church. They seek to serve our Bishops by working in partnership with headteachers, priests and school governors to strengthen the Home, School and Parish partnership through the distribution of The Wednesday Word leaflet.

The Resource

Mary & Jesus
  • Fr Henry Wansborough, was for ten years, a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission and is a world renowned biblical scholar. Fr Henry contributes to the primary school version and also writes a weekly Gospel commentary and reflections on the first and second readings for the parish version of The Wednesday Word.

  • All primary school Wednesday Word material carries an imprimatur and so is declared free from any moral or doctrinal error. Endorsements have been received from the Vatican and also from various departments of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

  • Consultants to the Trustees include: RE coordinators, representatives from Catholic religious orders, Catholic priests, headteachers, school parents, school governors, parishioners and various experts from around the country.

"Go out to the whole world, and proclaim the good news to all creation"

Mark 16:15