Links with the Parish Church.
St. Peter’s Church of England (VC) Primary School is pleased to have close links with the Parish Church of St. Peter ad Vincula.
The Vicar of Coggeshall now has responsibility for six Churches, which has implications for our Vicar Chris’ time commitments, but to ensure strong links continue Tracey Harvey; our Curate, is in school each week, both to hear the children read and as a member of the “Open the Bible” team.
“Open the Bible” is an initiative from the churches of Coggeshall working together, offering a weekly dramatized Bible story as part of the Wednesday afternoon assembly. This project is now in its fourth year and is very popular with the pupils. The “Open the Bible” team were delighted to join the staff and pupils, in the summer term of 2017, in a day long exploration of “The Lord’s Prayer”.
This reflects the Diocesan focus on the developing role of lay people in all aspects of Church life and ministry, and has allowed for the greater involvement of more people from local Churches with the school.
The whole school, along with parents and school governors, is welcomed into St. Peter’s church on four occasions during the year, Harvest Festival, Christmas, Easter and Leavers Service, to join together in an act of collective worship, led by the school, in thanks and celebration.
Open the Bible