Our Faith

Christ Church CE School is a Church of England school. We have a distinctly Christian ethos, where shared respect, compassion and consideration for other faiths are all valued and celebrated.

We have close links with the local church and we have the ‘Open the Book’ team, who come fortnightly to lead Collective Worship.

Although many of our pupils are from other faiths, we encourage everyone to talk about their faith and share in faith celebrations in school.

While our Collective Worship deals with Christian themes, links are made to the faiths represented in our community.

We believe it is crucial that children gain knowledge about the main religions represented in Britain at present as well as having a good foundation in the Christian faith and belief. Therefore, RE is taught according to the local Agreed Syllabus which is also recommended by the Diocese. This involves children learning about at least the six major world faiths.


Our Worship Table.
 
Our Collective Worship Board.

Faith.
 
Hope.

Charity.
 
Patience.

Our Spiritual Garden

We have a beautiful Spiritual Garden where people can go when they would like time be calm and quiet. The area is also used for reflection and stories.

The garden was designed around the theme of ‘creation’ and some of the children helped with deciding what kind of things they would like in the garden. There are lots of different things to look for which represents God’s wonderful world.

The children are allowed to use the garden at lunch times as a choice when they would like some quiet time. Remembrance is a very important feature of the garden –and if anyone wishes to place a pebble in our ‘in loving memory of’ vase they are most welcome to do so.

 
 
 

Prayer of the Moment

Christ Church Morning Prayer

Thank you, God, for everything
you have given us.
Give us ears to hear and
bless our day ahead of us.

Amen.

by Priya, Year 6

Whole School Prayer

Dear God,

We pray our school will be filled with LOVE
and our learning will be filled with truth.
We pray our playground will be full of JOY, and our
friendships will be full of forgiveness.
We pray our teachers will be full of wisdom and our
community will be full of HOPE.

May we:
run with your LOVE, build on your TRUTH,
play with JOY, share your FORGIVENESS
and rest in Your Hands.

Oh God bless us at Christ Church.

Creator of all good things in the world
and within our school community.
We thank You for the gift of this day for our families,
friends and for this safe place to learn and grow.
We ask you to bless all who teach and learn.
Through Your guidance help us as we grow in
FAITH and LOVE. Give us the COURAGE
to be more like You.

Amen!

by Zaina, Year 6

Bible Stories linked with Our Values


David and Goliath (Faith and courage).
 
The Prodigal son (Forgiveness).

The Good Samaritan (Charity).
 
The Wise Man and the Foolish Man (Patience).

Walking in the footsteps of Jesus.
 
The Lost Sheep.

Jesus helps the paralysed man (Hope).
 
The Trinity.