Gospel originally meant the Christian message, but in the 2nd century it came to be used also for the books in which the message was set out. They are found in the New Testament of the Bible.
At St Francis Catholic Primary School, the Gospels are used throughout our collective worships as classes, key stages and whole school worships. We are driven by our Gospel values and follow the teachings of Jesus.
The four Gospels are written by: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were Evangelists which means 'people who proclaim good news'. This is because their books proclaim the good news of Jesus.
Matthew was a former tax collector, who was called by Jesus to be one of his Apostles.
Mark was a follower of Peter.
Luke was a doctor who also wrote the Acts of Apostles.
John was a disciple of Jesus and the youngest of his Apostles.