Our local church is St Peter’s Church, Kington Langley part of the Draycot Benefice within the Diocese of Bristol.
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St Peter’s Church is the natural focus for the village of Kington Langley and is just over the road from our school. Recent internal modifications have created a beautiful open space, plus kitchen and disabled toilet facilities, all of which are freely available for village groups to use, including the school’s PTA.
As a Church of England School, our partnership with St Peter’s is very important. As a school we hold services in the church to welcome new pupils, celebrate Harvest, Christmas and Easter, and to farewell our Year 6’s. We also go to mark Remembrance and to hold our Christingle Service each year at Candlemas.
But the relationship is so much more than this.
Members of the Ministry Team are regularly in school to lead Collective Worship, support RE lessons and offer pastoral care. Mrs Bloomer works with our pupil Worship Council to help find new ways of being a church school – for example, the beautiful Worship cloth in Cherry Hall. She is also part of the school’s Christian Distinctiveness committee.
The St Peter’s congregation regularly pray for our school – and we pray for them. They support us with their time, skills and generosity, as well as organising multi-sensory Experiences in church to help us explore significant Church festivals, The Lord’s Prayer, what it means to be ‘Church’ and in 2022, Advent.
Our foundation governor, Rev Richard Priest, goes along to the parish church meetings to make sure we have good communication and to find ways to support one another. St Peter’s Church has been very generous in supporting a number of projects in school, including giving a Bible to each Y6 every year.
We enjoy planning and sharing joint projects which also benefit the whole community, such as the Rogation walk about, Harvest on the Farm, and Scarecrow Songs of Praise.
We love being invited to join in with the Knitted Nativity, Thy Kingdom Come and in 2020 the Eco Lent Challenge.
Thy Kingdom Come prayer walk
This relationship is very important to our school and parish church – and we are delighted to have been awarded for the Church /School Partnership Award from Bristol Diocese