Church & Worship
Welcome to our church and worship page! We work closely with our church, St John’s the Baptist (located opposite our school) and in partnership with the Diocese of Blackburn to embed within our school culture the Christian values that underpin all areas of school life.
Whole school and year group worships are regularly held in our church. Y5 & 6 attend half termly Holy Communion.
There are a number of special services linked to key events in the Christian calendar for parents and the wider community to come and enjoy, such as Harvest Festival, Easter Worship and Christingle.
Our vicar is Tom Donaghey, and he visits us in school to lead our worship every Wednesday.
Our Christian value for the Summer 2 half term is ‘friendship’
Friendship (noun): the emotions or conduct of friends; the state of being friends. Mutual trust.
Thought for the half term: Friendships are born in a million different ways, and all good friends strive to achieve the same goal: to be a source of love and support. Finding a true friend feels like a gift that keeps on giving, even when they are thousands of miles away.
A friend is someone you trust and with whom you share a deep level of understanding and communication. A good friend will:
- Show a genuine interest in what’s going on in your life, what you have to say, and how you think and feel.
- Accept you for who you are
- Listen to you attentively without judging you, telling you how to think or feel, or trying to change the subject.
- Feel comfortable sharing things about themselves with you
As friendship works both ways, a friend is also someone you feel comfortable supporting and accepting, and someone with whom you share a bond of trust and loyalty.
Our Christian value for the Summer 1 half term was ‘perseverance’.
Perseverance (noun): To persist in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
Thought for the half term:
Think of a time when you have had to persevere at something. How did you achieve your goal in the end? Can you think of a time when you have had to persevere at something? (Maybe when you were learning to ride a bike and kept wobbling off or when you were learning to fasten your coat by yourself or tie your shoe laces!
It is easy to become frustrated when we need to persevere at something. At the moment, during this lock down, it’s easy to become fed up and frustrated because we can’t do the things we want to do and see friends and family who we really want to see.
If we persevere through these difficult times we will eventually see better times and be able to see our friends and families again.
This is why the rainbow is seen as a symbol of hope – after or during the rain when the sunshine appears sometimes we see a beautiful rainbow reminding us that there is hope in every difficult situation we face.
On Easter Friday Mrs. Green posted a 4 minute worship about the importance of Easter and it’s real meaning. Please click on the link to join her: