Rovers boss Owen Coyle and stars Jason Lowe and Craig Conway were the special guests at this morning’s Big Celebration at Ewood Park.
The manager and players welcomed around 4,000 local children from every church school in Blackburn and Darwen to the stadium for a large-scale and sun-kissed sing-along.
The excited youngsters packed into the Ronnie Clayton Blackburn End for the enjoyable worship event, which was organised by the Diocese of Blackburn as part of the northern Bishops’ Crossroads Mission.
The pupils performed a selection of songs, whilst dancers and a band from St Wilfrid’s took to the main stage to entertain the crowd.
Rovers Director Mike Cheston said: “We were delighted to host the Crossroads Big Celebration here at Ewood Park on behalf of the Diocese of Blackburn.
“The vibrant colours and well-rehearsed singing made for a terrific spectacle, and it was great to see so many young primary school children enjoying themselves and having fun.
“As a club, we acknowledge that we play an important role in the local community and it was a real privilege to host such a fantastic and prestigious event.
“We very much welcome events such as these, as these are at the heart of everything the club believes in, and would embrace the opportunity to host these and similar community events in the future.”
Crossroads Mission is a major Christian event taking place across East Lancashire and the rest of the county from September 8th-11th.