Cranmer Awards

Year 8 student wins the regional heats of the Cranmer Awards

Matthew Ninan of 8T recently took part in the regional heats of the Cranmer Awards in Fleetwood, successfully winning a place in the National finals, which will take place early next year. The Cranmer Awards are an annual competition run by the Prayer Book Society to introduce young people to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.


In order to do this, Matthew had to read a passage of his choice, 3-5 minutes in duration, from the Book of Common Prayer. He had to do so in front of an adjudicator and audience. Local heats are held around the country, and the winners of the heats go through to the National Final where competitors must recite their chosen passage by heart.

Matthew’s reward for winning this part of the competition was a book token and cheque for twenty pounds.

He is really looking forward to the next stage of the competition and can’t wait to get started on the preparation.