We enjoy close links with Holy Trinity Church.
Every Christmas, the whole school gathers there for our Carol Service led by the Holy Trinity congregation. The children enjoy the singing and drama. We also enjoy visiting St Barnabas at other times during the year. This year, we are looking forward to making links with another local church, St Mary's, in Yatton.
Holy Trinity, Cleeve
St Barnabas, Claverham
St Mary's, Yatton
At other times, we hold special services in school and invite our families as well as members of the local churches, eg Blessing our new Reception children,
Harvest, Easter and our Leaver’s Service.
Members of the local congregations provide us with a Harvest loaf, an Advent Wreath and an Easter Garden.
We have a display of children’s work up in Holy Trinity and Mrs Nickells has attended their PCC meeting to tell them about our school vision and values.
Rev Jo, the Team Curate, leads collective worship every fortnight. The children love to listen and join in with Rev Jo's collective worship.
Owl, Robin and Kestrels visit to St Barnabas
We enjoyed our walk and visit to St Barnabas Church. Rev Jo shared the story of when Mary visited Jesus’ tomb and he appeared to her. We enjoyed listening to the story and creating our own pictures to show Mary and Jesus in the garden.
St Barnabas Church Visit
Owl class walked to St Barnabas Church in Claverham.
Rev Jo performed a mock baptism for the children. The children were the congregation and some of the children godparents and parents.
It supported the RE unit of 'Where do we belong?'
They had been learning about baptisms in class and had even written reflective writing about belonging in our families.