We are lucky enough to have St Helen’s Church as our local church. The children are regular visitors to the church starting in their first few weeks at school with a special New Starters’ Service. Parents and the rest of the school are invited and they receive a prayer card as a gift from the church and recognition of them joining our school and church family. We also hold a Harvest, Christmas, Easter and end of the year service at church to which all parents and carers are invited.
Rev’d Chris is a regular visitor to school for Collective Worship and informal drops ins where the children love to share their learning with her. We like to take part in other events such as entering the Annual Village Show where entries are taken to church and have taken part in a village Prayer Walk. The Church is also the focus of many church visits for RE lessons where Rev’d Chris has baptised dolls, action men and teddy bears as part of our RE learning. We also visit the church to investigate the beautiful buildings which are an inspiration for our spiritual reflection and art work. We are always delighted to see the very special font opened up which fascinates the children. Church is a fun place where all of us feel welcome and excited to visit.
Although we are also a Methodist school, there is no longer a Methodist chapel in the village. We do have a small Wesleyan Reform chapel which is in use and which the children have visited. School receives support and visits from the Methodist Church and their Schools Officer, Keith Locke who has led Collective Worship in school. We are one of only five Methodist and Church of England Primary Schools in Lincolnshire which we feel makes us rather special! We are keen to ensure that our special identity is evident in our Vision of ‘All Believe, All Achieve, All Create, All a Family’, which has its roots in the Methodist Four Alls of, “All need to be saved All can be saved. All can know they are saved. All can be saved completely.” We regularly visit the home of the Wesley family at Epworth in Lincolnshire, where the founder of Methodism, John Wesley, grew up.