and Church Links
And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. ’ Micah 6:8
Through the teachings of Jesus, all can flourish spiritually, emotionally and academically throughout life, living out love and justice for all.
Our Christian values of love, justice, compassion, wisdom, forgiveness and friendship underpin the life of the school community and impact on our daily lives.
As a Church of England School, our Christian vision flows through the life of the school community. We have strong links with St. John the Baptist Church in Guilden Sutton; church and school work together for the common good. Collective worship assembly is a valuable part of everyday life. Reverend Heather Carty comes in to take collective worship once a week. Every fortnight, our local Christian group provide ‘Open the Book’ assemblies, interactive Bible stories based collective worship with lots of singing and fun. On Wednesday mornings, a year group leads the prayers and their parents and grandparents are invited. ‘Time to be Still’ takes place on Thursday mornings and gives both children and staff an opportunity to be still and reflect quietly and peacefully together. On Fridays, we come together to celebrate children’s individual achievements both inside and outside of school and acts of kindness that may have been spotted during the week.
Each class visits the church to celebrate Christian festivals. We have wider links with the Diocese of Chester including visits and pilgrimages to Chester Cathedral. Festivals of all faiths are looked at in school throughout the year and our annual collaboration with Chester Harmony Group during Interfaith Week has been established for many years. We welcome and encourage parents or family members to come and share their faith with us.
Should parents wish to withdraw their children from acts of collective worship or religious education, they may do so after consulting the headteacher.
St. John’s Family Service or Messy Church takes place at the Village Hall on the first Sunday of the month. All are welcome!
To find out more about our local church, St John the Baptist, click here.