Created by a Deputy Head Teacher from the

Archdiocese of Birmingham and first published

in 2000, the original School Prayer Book provided

children with a prayer book that could be used

during mass, in school and also for private

reflection at home.


Since then the prayer book has been updated
several times and has gone on to sell over 40,000
copies and is used in over 270 Catholic primary
schools across the UK.


In 2013 we introduced the School Learning Journals.
These hardback A3 sized journals allow teachers
to record the coursework that their classes have
produced across the year and then to present it in
a professional and organised way. They have been
warmly received by parents, governors and Ofsted
inspectors alike and their use is now recommended
by the Birmingham Diocesan Educational team.


In 2014 we commissioned a series of artworks by
Sarah Quinn, the Australian artist who created
the original illustrations for the prayer books.
The 20 designs now available cover many of the
key religious themes and events found within
the RE syllabus. As well as brightening up school
walls, they are also used to generate interest and
discussion among pupils, often enabling them to
approach the various themes covered from new
and exciting perspectives.


In 2015 we added an additional version of the
prayer book, using the colour illustrations that
Sarah developed to provide to provide another
option. Schools with the artworks on display are
now able to link the various themes depicted across
the year using the prayer books within their classes
and assemblies.


For 2016 we are introducing more images coming
from Sarah, including the 14 Stations of the Cross.
Keep a look out for more developments across the

I just wanted to say how lovely our prayer books are. We are delighted with them and want to thank you so much for your assistance and patience and for getting them out to us so quickly and efficiently.

- St.Martha’s RC Primary School Kings Lynn