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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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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. 

Important Christian Dates this Term

Saturday 29th September: Michaelmas
Michaelmas is a feast day in honour of the Archangel Michael who cast Satan out of heaven.

Thursday 4th October: St Francis’ Day
Francis is the patron saint of animals, ecology, merchants and our Year 1 class.

Monday 15th October: St Teresa of Avila’s Day
St Teresa is the patron saint of headache sufferers, Spanish Catholic writers and our Year 2 class.

Thursday 1st November: All Saints’ Day
All Saints’ Day is dedicated to all saints and martyrs, known and unknown throughout
Christian history.

Friday 2nd November: All Souls’ Day
This day celebrates the lives of all of those who have died.

Sunday 25th November: Feast of Christ the King
This celebration marks the end of the liturgical year. It honours Christ as the King of all creation.

Friday 30th November: St Andrew’s Day
St Andrew, also known as St Andrew the Apostle, was one of Jesus’ disciples and the older
brother of St Peter. St  Andrew is the Patron Saint of fishermen, singers, Scotland, Romania,
Russia, Ukraine and the city of Patras in Greece.

Sunday 2nd December: First Sunday of Advent
Advent is the season where Christians await the coming of Jesus at Christmas. Advent is
traditionally a time of solemnity and sombreness. It is common for churches to light the Advent
candle on each Sunday of Advent.

Thursday 6th December: St Nicholas’ Day
St Nicholas is the patron saint of bakers, pawnbrokers and our Year 4 class.

Monday 24th December: Christmas Eve
This is the day before Christmas Day where Christians prepare for Christmas Day. Some
churches hold Midnight Mass to mark the change from Christmas Eve into Christmas Day.

Tuesday 25th December: Christmas Day
Christmas Day is a celebration of the birth of Jesus. It is traditional to exchange presents and
see family and friends to share in the joy that Jesus was born to forgive our sins and give us
eternal life.

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