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

Sharing Worship &
christian Values

Sharing Worship

Worship is fundamental to life at St. John’s Stonefold.  The former St. John’s church is now a residence and our links are with St James’s church, Haslingden.  Children and parents are invited to special Friday evening services (7.00 – 7.45) each month, supervised by Mrs Marjorie Charnley (EYFS Governor)  Friday services are fun, informal and refreshing at the end of a busy week at both work and school. One of the highlights is the ‘giant grace’ where we link hands around the perimeter of the church before the end of the service, when refreshments are served and the community share time together.

Daily acts of worship in school follow structured themes and is delivered in a variety of ways.  Our worships are also planned and delivered by different members of staff, local visitors and clergy – in-keeping with our yearly plan. Pupils are also given the opportunity to plan and lead worships too. 

Over the year, our acts of worship are carefully planned out with a focus theme for the year and also have an opportunity to incorporate national events and celebrate British Values in the life of the school. We aim to create a balance between content and experience.  

Prayer is a vital part of our worship.  It is introduced with a form of words that invites but does not coerce pupils to participate.  Our prayers are addressed to God reflecting the traditions and practices of the Church of England.  Pupils who prefer not to pray are encouraged to use these times to reflect on the important messages shared in our worship. 

Our worship is regularly reviewed through discussions with participants, observation and reflection and our evaluations are fed into the planning for future worship. 

Throughout, emphasis is placed on our five key Christian values:

EMPATHY
ASPIRATION
GENEROSITY
LOVE
ENDURANCE

 

These spell out the word ‘EAGLE’ which is linked to our symbol of the emblem of St John: the eagle. 

We are very proud of our status as a good Christian school, and our Diocesan inspection report is available here and via the Church School Inspection link under About Us on the main menu.

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