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Collective Worship 11th May

On Wednesday, the school were able to engage with Collective Worship in St Alphege Church with Rev’ Paulette. Together we explored generosity and what it means to be a good neighbour. The children shared their memories of lockdown generosity and considered how they can be generous both close to home and in the wider world.

 

Wednesday, 4th May

Today, the whole school joined Rev. Rachel for Collective Worship in St Alphege Church.  She spoke to us about 5 Ms- Miracle-Magic-Meaning-Manna-Moses- through the story of the feeding of the 5000. We learnt of its link with the story of Moses and onto how Christians use this story to guide their lives today. We thought about the generosity of the boy who offered his lunch to Jesus and how grateful the crowd were that day. We spent a few minutes quietly reflecting on how we can be show both generosity and gratefulness.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 27th April

 

I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet. So, you also should wash one another's feet. I have given you an example. You should do as I have done for you. - John 13:14-15

 

Today, the school joined Jack for worship in St Alphege church, where he spoke about Jesus washing the feet of the disciples at the Last Supper. If Jesus would choose to lower Himself to do the job of the least important servant by washing His friends’ feet, then we should also be willing to serve others.

 

 

 

Collective Worship 25th March

Yesterday, the lower school were able to engage with Collective Worship in St Alphege Church with Jane. We spoke about choices- good and bad- and how following Jesus’ example can help us make better choices.

 

The upper school stayed on site and Mr Hadlow and Mrs Blinston Jones led worship which focused on the current situation in Ukraine. The children spoke so eloquently about their feelings and about their hopes for a peaceful resolution. The children were invited to end worship with a private moment of reflection and prayer.

 

 

Wednesday, 11 March

On Wednesday, the school were able to engage with Collective Worship in St Alphege Church with Rev’ Simon again. He shared a story Jesus told to describe the kingdom of heaven, the Treasure in the Field, which can be found in Matthew 13:44. We learnt that Jesus himself is the treasure but that for lots of people, he seems hidden. However, those who find a relationship with him, value it highly- a treasure. We also spent some time reflecting, and for some praying for peace and reconciliation both at home and around the world.

Wednesdy, 2 March 

Today, the whole school joined by Rebecca from Canterbury Diocese, who led our worship. Today is the first day of Lent, known as Ash Wednesday. Christians use ashes, which come from last year’s palm crosses, as a symbol of being sorry for things they have done wrong. Rebecca helped us think about the meaning of Ash Wednesday and how this day leads us towards Holy Week at Easter.

 

 

 

 

We also made time for reflection and prayer around the rapidly changing news coming out of Ukraine. The children received yellow and blue ribbons, which they held as a sign of solidarity with Ukrainian children. Opportunities for reflection, prayer and questioning have also been made available within school.

 

 

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