Links with St Peter's Church

Earley St Peter’s serves a diverse community and our Christian values help everyone in our community to learn, achieve and build strong foundations for the future.

St Peter’s Church is next door to our school and there are strong links between our school and Church.

Children attend collective worship in the Church twice a week and we work closely with the clergy team who alongside leaders from other local churches lead collective worship in school also.

The Church also hosts our major services during the school year which are led in turn by each Year group from Year 1 to Year 6.

 

Harvest Service

Our Harvest Service in the first half of the Autumn Term each year is led by Year 3.

In line with our Christian Values at Earley St Peter’s, the children collected food to donate to those that may be less fortunate. The children discussed the importance of Harvest and how through courageous advocacy, we are making a difference in our local community.

 

“Donating this food shows kindness and respect which are part of our Christian values.”

 

“We are serving others by donating food and being kind.”

 

“It is important to treat others as you want to be treated. If we were hungry, we would want people to help us.”

 

Nativity Service

At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of baby Jesus through drama, singing, dancing and listen to the narrators retell this story in our Nativity Service which is led by Year 1 and Year 2.

Carol Service

Our annual Carol Service is led by the oldest children in our school.  The children lead the service with lessons read from the Bible whilst others act out the story and we all join together to sing many traditional Christmas carols.

Easter Service

St Peter’s Day Service

The Bible talks about the importance of good foundations.  Jesus tells Peter ‘you are Peter and on this rock I will build my church’ (Matthew 16.18).  We celebrate the life of St Peter in a service led by Year 5 pupils.

Year 6 Leavers

A time to reflect on the children’s journey through Earley St Peter’s and a time to celebrate their achievements before moving on to secondary school.