Children & Families
At St Gregory's we welcome children of God of all ages to join us
We welcome people of all ages
Children and families are an important part of the life of St Gregory's
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We would really love to hear from you!
Family Tea Service
Since January 2020 there has been an informal Family Tea Service at 4pm on the first Sunday of the month. It is designed for families with children of Primary school age- whether or not they come to church at other times.There is a Bible story, a song, a short interactive talk and prayer and sometimes craft-plus tea and homemade cake afterwards. Families with children are always welcome!
We also have all ages worshipping together at Christmas, Mothering Sunday and Harvest Festival.
There is usually a Children’s Corner near the Hussey Chapel which is always well stocked with books, soft toys and colouring sheets for visiting families to use during other services.
Unfortunately this is not currently available due to covid.
(We also have a toilet facility!)
WE CONTINUE TO HAVE COVID SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE!
Next Family Service
St Gregory's Primary School
COMMUNITY KINDNESS 2020/21
JAN 21: we have been able to facilitate local donations of used but still workable IT devices that have been restored by Chris Ryu, a Dad and local IT business owner, to give to Mrs Field (Headteacher pictured above) to families who have been stretched in this latest lockdown with distance learning.
A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has donated laptops and tablets for the School so far!!
We have also coordinated with the fabulous Poppins community Cafe team to provide a little badge of encouragement for each of the children who will receive them after February half term.
THANK YOU TO LINDA & TEAM.
Both the laptop project and the badges were able to go to both St Gregory’s School and St Mary’s RC Primary also in the Village.
We also coordinated making over 200 spring flower posies for each child of both village schools to give to their Mums for Mothering Sunday.
CHURCH AND SCHOOL
At St Gregory’s Church, we are also fortunate to have strong links with the village Voluntary Aided Church Primary School, which a lot of children who live in Marnhull attend, together with others from the surrounding area who have chosen St Gregory’s School for their child.
As a church community we usually welcome the whole school each week for Wednesday Worship in Church, where parents/carers are always welcome (and coffee can be provided before the service).
The Church is open from 2.15pm with the short interactive service starting at 2.45pm. The worship is planned and led by the year 6 Worship Ambassadors with support from Revd Gaenor and teacher Mrs Cook-Paine and uses each of the school’s values as its basis every half term.
Volunteers to escort the children safely to and from the church and to serve teas and coffees to the parents and carers are always welcome.
Revd Gaenor is on the Governing Body as ex-officio governor with particular responsibility for spirituality and pastoral care.
If you are interested in being a Wednesday volunteer please speak to Revd Gaenor.
To know more about the school, follow the link below:
Being a Foundation Governor at St Gregory’s VA Primary School ( Salisbury Diocese)
The responsibilities of a foundation governor are the same of those of other governors. In addition, Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education describes the role of the Foundation Governor as a form of ministry. We believe that those who serve in this way are called by God to do so, and as such, their Christian faith is fundamental to their exercise of their role. The key function of foundation governors is to ‘explore, with their partners on the Governing Body, ways in which the Church’s role in the school may be more fully and positively implemented’.
So what does this mean? As representatives of the church’s role in the school, foundation governors must:
•Fully support, cherish, preserve and develop the distinctive Anglican and Christian ethos of the school, ensuring that the school has a distinctive Anglican and Christian vision and values which lead to effective practice and outcomes
•Preserve and strengthen the links between church, school and Diocese
•Take an active role in the school’s self-evaluations of progress against the ‘Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools’ (SIAMS) schedule
•Ensure that collective worship and religious education at the school follow the appropriate guidelines and/or syllabus
•Ensure that collective worship at the school is in accordance with the tenets and practices of the Church of England
•Encourage, support and challenge the school towards aspirations that are transformational
•Ensure that collective worship and religious education at the school are appropriately monitored
•Ensure that the distinctive Anglican and Christian ethos of the school is encouraged and supported throughout its local community and is reflected in its policies and protocols, its curriculum and activities
•Ensure that their own attitudes and behaviour in relation to the school reflect its distinctive Anglican and Christian ethos
•Make sure that the School Improvement Plan includes strategy for the development of areas reflected in the school’s SIAMS self-evaluation document
•Inform the SDBE when the Headteacher post becomes vacant and, in partnership with the Chair of Governors, invite a representative of the Diocesan Director of Education to advise and attend throughout the appointment procedure
•Support and challenge the leadership within the school in their links with the wider parish(es) and community and to promote support for school activities and initiatives relating to its Christian distinctiveness and effectiveness
If you are interested in becoming a school governor, please contact your local school, clergy or:
Foundation Governance and Academy Trusts Adviser
Dan supports foundation governors in their role and works with schools and parishes in governor recruitment, retention and training.
All information taken from Diocesan website 050621