Student from Wisbech shines as she makes it to final of religious competition

Eleoner Sloan from Wisbech Grammar School has been awarded with a special certificate after qualifyi

Eleoner Sloan from Wisbech Grammar School has been awarded with a special certificate after qualifying for the finals of The Cranmer Awards. Pictured with Quentin Letts. - Credit: Archant

A talented pupil from Wisbech has been awarded with a special certificate to mark her achievement in qualifying for the finals of a national competition.

Eleanor Sloan, age 16, from Wisbech Grammar School, qualified for The Cranmer Awards, a competition which has taken place annually since 1989.

Run by the Prayer Book Society, the contest introduces young people to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer created by Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, during the Reformation.

All contestants memorised and spoke by heart passages from The Book of Common Prayer in front of an audience of more than 100 comprising parents, teachers, clergy and members of the Prayer Book Society.

Eleanor chose to speak the Gospel for All Saints Day, the Gospel for St Barnabas the Apostle and Psalm 92.


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More than 300 school pupils entered local heats and 27 competed in the finals held at Old Palace in Worcester.

Eleanor’s certificate was presented by the journalist, theatre critic and author Quentin Letts.

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