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Religious Services and events

Throughout the year, the school celebrates key festivals and celebrations within the liturgical calendar. We are extremely grateful to the the Church for letting us use their premises and to Fr. Taemin who always leads us in prayer and delivers thought-provoking sermons whenever we come together in Christ. We are also very lucky to have regular visits from the Pathway's Team who tell Bible stories in an exciting and accessible way for children with a key message at the end of every session. Each class performs one assembly a year focussing on their Patron Saint and class value and how these link to our school's vision statement. We also have regular events such as blessings, the receiving of ashes on Ash Wednesday and daily Collective Worship in class and in assemblies which allows us to draw nearer to God. Our religious learning is shared once a term in our RE Newsletter so please have a look at these below:

School Blessing

At the beginning of the year, Fr. Taemin blessed the school with prayers for a successful, happy and healthy academic year. Each room in the school was blessed with holy water and the children and staff were gathered outside to receive a whole school blessing.

'For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.' - Proverbs 2:6

Pathway's Assembly - October 2018

We were visited by the Pathway's team in October who told the children the story of the Good Samaritan. The children learnt that when Jesus tells us to love our neighbour He means that we should show mercy and compassion to everyone we meet and not just the people who are known to us.

'He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’"and, "Love your neighbour as yourself."' - Luke 10:27

Harvest Praise Service

Harvest is a time of great thanksgiving to God for supplying us with not only physical nourishment through food but also spiritual nourishment through His love. It is a time when we think of those who do not have food or warmth and the school donates food to the Enfield Food Bank as an act of charity. Each class gives a presentation on a different aspect of the Harvest festival.

'Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.' - 2 Corinthians 9:10

Remembrance Service

During remembrance service, the children and staff paid their respects to all of those who have perished or suffered in war. Representatives of community groups accompanied Mrs Beckwith and Mr Cunningham with the flag of St George to honour the memory of these known and unkown people and we thought about the tremendous courage that members of our armed forces show in times of conflict and how we can strive to make peace within our home and community.

"Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends" - John 15:13

Year 6 Class Assembly

Throughout the year each class presents an assembly about their class saint and their class value which is linked to the school's vision. In November, Year 6 was the first class to share their learning. Children, staff and parents were treated to Year 6’s assembly about their Patron Saint Paul and their class value of perseverance. They told us how St Paul was originally a persecutor of Christians until he heard the Lord speak to him on the road to Damascus. He was baptised into the Church of Christ and endured four missionary journeys teaching the world about God’s love for humanity through Jesus Christ. Year 6 explained that St Paul never gave up trying to spread the teachings of Christ which is why he is a good example of perseverance to all of us. The children also linked St Paul’s life to the way we aspire to live out our values and fulfil our Christian journey through the school’s vision statement. Congratulations to Miss Anastasiou, Mrs Bacon and all of Year 6 for a truly  thought-provoking and inspiring performance. The children showed real courage through their fantastic narration, acting, singing and performance. 

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

Year 6's Poem about St Paul:

The Journey of a Missionary Martyr

St Paul, our Patron Saint!

Saul was his first name,

a Jew who persecuted Christians,

a very confident speaker

his words as fierce as a lion.

St Paul, our Patron Saint!

His change came when he saw a light,

Christ’s word boomed from heaven,

three days his sight was no more,

baptised to Paul by disciple Ananias.

St Paul, our Patron Saint!

converted to Christianity—born again,

preaching and spreading God’s word,

four treacherous journeys began,

sharing his faith with many non-believers.

St Paul, our Patron Saint!

Messiah’s light shone all over the world,

some wanted him stopped; he never did,

imprisoned, tortured, abused by Nero,

June 29th a martyr born into Heaven.

Pathway's Assembly - November

We were very fortunate to be visited by the Pathway's Team again in November who told us how a Christmas Cracker represents the relationship we have entered into with God through Christ's birth. They explained that the paper crown inside a cracker represents Jesus as the King of Kings and the gift inside symbolises the gift of Jesus Christ that God gave to us at Christmas. The joke inside a cracker stands for the joy we are given through the birth of Jesus and the loud bang shows the surprise that the world felt when Jesus first came to earth and that He will come again.  

'9 The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him.' - John 1: 9-10

Christingle Service

Year 6 were fantastic representatives of the school as they led us in carols, prayer and worhsip in our Christingle service. The children shared the meaning of the Christingle light with us - explaining what each component of the Christingle was and what it represented to Christians. We also enjoyed listening to some of the children read from Luke's Gospel about the arrival of the shepherds and hearing the two fantastic Christingle songs that the children had prepared. Christingle reminds us of Christ coming into the world to be our light and guide before Christmas and we were very grateful to all of Year 6 for encouraging our understanding of this special event.

"Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favours!" - Luke 2:14

Epiphany Service

Epiphany marks the end of Christmastime when the three wise men visited the baby Jesus to offer gold, frankincense and myrrh as a sign that He was God in human form. During our service Fr. Taemin chose several children to hold special figurines to remind us of the main events of Epiphany. 

"Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you." - Isaiah 60:1

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