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Classes

We have seven classes named after saints in the Christian Church:

  • Reception - St John
  • Year 1 - St Francis
  • Year 2 - St Teresa
  • Year 3 - St Veronica
  • Year 4 - St Nicholas
  • Year 5 - St Peter
  • Year 6 - St Paul

Read on to find out more about our Class Saints!


Our Saint's Days

  • 23rd April - St George's Day
  • 21st June - St Peter's and St Paul's Day
  • 12th July - St Veronica's Day
  • 4th October - St Francis' Day
  • 15th October - St Teresa of Avila's Day
  • 6th December - St Nicholas' Day
  • 27th December - St John the Evangelists' Day

st john

St John was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus. John was the only apostle who did not leave Jesus when He was sent to His death on the cross.  John is one of the four Gospel authors and the Gospel of John is the last book in the Gospels. He is the Patron Saint of love, loyalty, friendship and authors.

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St Francis was born to a wealthy merchant and enjoyed a wealthy, easy life as a young man. When his home town of Assisi went to war with a nieghbouring town, Francis decided he wanted to become a soldier and bought a fine suit of armour to go into battle with. On his way to enlist, Francis had a dream where God told him that what he was doing was wrong and that he should return home. Francis began to dedicate his life to God and find joy in a simpler, more devotional life. He is the patron saint of animals, merchants and ecology.

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St Teresa of Avila was born in Spain in 1515. When she was young she was sent to a convent by her father who thought that she was out of control. Although she initially hated the convent, Teresa started to practice prayerfulness and grew in her love for God. She is the patron saint of headache sufferers and Spanish Catholic writers.

st veronica

St Veronica lived at the time of Jesus. Whilst Jesus was walking to his death, Veronica took pity on Him and offered Him a cloth to wipe His face. The image of Jesus' face was imprinted onto Veronica's cloth which is believed to still exist today. Veronica is the patron saint of photography. 

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St Nicholas - also known as St Nicholas of Myra - lived in the 4th century. He was brought up in a very religious family and continued to live piously. St Nicholas became a bishop and helped teach others about God's love and the Christian faith. He is the patron saint of bakers and pawnbrokers. St Nicholas is also known in Western Christianity as the patron saint of children and is sometimes considered to be the same person as Santa Claus.

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St Peter was one of Jesus' disciples. He was originally called Simon but Jesus gave him the name 'Peter' which means 'rock' as Jesus saw Peter as the rock that the Christian church was founded on. Whilst Jesus was being condemned, Peter denied Him three times but atoned for this by proclaiming his love for Jesus three times after He was ressurrected. St Peter is believed to hold the keys to heaven as was promised to him by Jesus. He is the patron saint of fishermen, net makers and ship builders.

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St Paul was originally named Saul and was a Roman citizen and Pharisee. Whilst he was on the road to Damascus he had a vision of God and converted to Christianity. Paul travelled around the Middle East, Asia and Europe to spread the teachings of Jesus. He is the patron saint of missions, theologians and gentile Christians. 

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