Our commitment to the dignity and ultimate worth of each person, rooted in each being created in the image of God and loved by God, is further shaped by the person, teaching and example of Jesus.
The Church of England
A message from the Vicar
The St. John’s Church family looks forward to deepening our partnership with staff and children at our Church of England School. In different ways, we all serve the community and provide a Christian welcome to whoever comes through our doors.
In September 2017, it was lovely to welcome Mr Grason as our Headteacher, at a special service in St. John’s. We are already working closely together to develop the distinctiveness of being a Church school and encouraging understanding of God’s love in everything we do and learn together.
We are excited about new projects with the Archbishop’s Youth Trust and look forward to seeing how it develops. In the meantime, may I invite you to our special all-age Service on the second Sunday of every month, which is shorter than our usual worship and is designed for the whole family. Our church is open every day for people to just look round or to take some time in peace and quiet.
The teaching of the Church and the Bible is central to the work of the children, staff and governors at Sleights. As a Church of England primary school, we are committed to developing effective relationships with members of the clergy and Church community.
The school has strong and well established links with St. John’s Church and The Briggswath Methodist Church. Both Reverend Veronica Carolan (St. John’s) and Reverend Jane Carter (Methodist) are active members of the school’s governing body, as well as frequent visitors to school. Both Reverends lead Collective Worship in school, as well as support the staff to effectively deliver teachings of the Bible.
During the year, the school and Church regularly celebrate and hold events together from the religious calendar. These include Harvest, Easter and Christingle services.
Children share prayers before each mealtime in order to thank God for the gifts that he has provided. Children enjoy being given this responsibility.