“Rooted and Established in God’s love: nurture, grow, fly” Ephesians 3:17

A message from
Fr David Stephenson

As the vicar of Haslingden, including Rising Bridge and Stonefold, I am so pleased to be part of our school community. The links between St John’s School and the local church are deep-rooted and go all the way back to its foundation. They are as important today as they ever were.

Our school is a Christian community and how we work, teach, learn and nurture is rooted in the Christian story – the story of Jesus. It’s a story in which every individual matters because we believe that all people are made in God’s own image. It’s a story that values difference and individuality, and it’s a story that encourages us all to be the very best we can be, reflecting how wonderfully God has made us.

Being part of the St John’s community is being part of the church family – not just here, but in the whole church, universal. We are a community established in prayer and worship and which sees God at work in all parts of our school life and with all our school family members.

Our pupils are at the heart of our school but St John’s is more than child-focussed. We are a family in which everyone is nurtured – children, families, staff and governors. We are hard at work here, and so is God.

Fr David Stephenson

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