Our Church Year
In our Harvest Service, our songs, readings and dramas remind us to be thankful for all we have in our lives and think about others in our country and around the World, who are in need. We know we can all make a difference in our World and have a Harvest Collection to support this. Our donations have supported various charities such as : Kinsley Foodbank, Diocesan Water for Life project and our Link school Mmazami Primary, in Tanzania.
We also support the Church Harvest Service each year.
Posada is a Mexican Christian tradition which re-enacts Mary and Joseph's search for a place to stay by travelling from house to house and is celebrated with food, song and reflection of Christian Values. 'Posada' is Spanish for 'inn' or 'shelter'.
At Advent, as we start to think about and get ready for Christmas, our children are invited to welcome Mary and Joseph (knitted by Sister Elizabeth) into their own homes for an evening and to reflect on the message of hope and love at Christmas.
At Christmas, we celebrate with traditional Christmas dinner, a whole school party lunch, our Christingle Service and Christmas performances by each Key Stage.
Epiphany (Three Kings Day): 6th January
Epiphany is celebrated by Christians around the world to mark the Three Kings visiting Jesus.
Our school has a traditional Epiphany Blessing chalked over the doorway each year.
CMB - the initials of the Three Kings (Caspar, Melchior, Balthazar) and also the Latin phrase 'Christus Mansionem Benedicat ' meaning 'Christ bless this house'
2019 - the current year
+ - the cross as a symbol of Jesus
St John's Church brought gifts of daffodils for each child to give a 'thank you' to someone special on Mothers Day.