Sharing Worship & Christian Values
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.
Daily worship follows structured themes and is delivered in a variety of ways. Miss Brady, as Headteacher, delivers worship on Monday to start each week as a school family, and Mrs Mussell ends the week with a celebration worship with the whole school. Clergy, Father David and Father Andrew and other staff members deliver Tuesday and Wednesday worship in class, so that all staff are involved in planning and delivering worship, enhancing the family atmosphere. Hymns, both modern and traditional, are a key part of school life and are practised on Thursday mornings. Father David and Father Andrew support our singing worship time each week.
Emphasis is placed on our five key Christian values, this spell out the word ‘Eagle’ which is linked to our school symbol.
Whenever possible, the themes of worship are linked to our values and other aspects of life in school, e.g. encouraging care for one another, sharing, the avoidance of being tempted and so on. The school council have developed a prayer area in a central position within the school, where children can have quiet moments of reflection and prayer at all times of the school day.
There are a number of special services linked to key events in the Christian calendar for parents and the wider community to come and enjoy, such as Harvest Festival, Easter Worship and Christingle.
We are very proud of our status as a good Christian school, and our Diocesan inspection report is available using the link on the drop down menu for Key Information.
EAGLE CHRISTIAN VALUES
At Stonefold we base the way we conduct ourselves and go about our daily lives on five key Christian Values. These can be linked to our school bird symbol, and spell out the word EAGLE.
E = EMPATHY
A = ASPIRATION
G = GENEROSITY
L = LOVE
E = ENDURANCE
Children have these five values constantly reinforced, both in collective worship and in the classroom. When reflecting on their own behaviour, the children are encouraged to look at a particular value and how they can adhere to it more consistently.
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