As a Church of England school our religious foundations support and challenge pupils to reflect upon, develop and affirm their own beliefs, values and attitudes through an exploration of shared human experience and to understand the place and significance of religion in the contemporary world.
The current Coronavirus crisis provokes challenging questions linked to this but at the same time enables pupils to develop an understanding of respect and sensitivity to others, regardless of religion. There has never been a greater time when we need to hang on to our faith and belief.
Having a prayer page on our website, is therefore, vitally important in enabling children to connect with their faith through prayer. Through both familiar daily prayers from school, to show gratitude for our lives, and to provide a space for your thoughts and feelings as we value those special links between home, school and a faith community. This will be an area to share prayers, and give thanks, for what is going on around us, sharing in a united faith to help us keep strong through these challenging times.
You can listen to our school vicar Reverend Bennett here: Budock Church Services – Rev Geoffrey Bennett
Prayer for Friendship
You have blessed us, O God,
with the gift of friendship,
the bonding of persons
in a circle of love.
We thank you for such a blessing:
for friends who love us,
who share our sorrows,
who laugh with us in celebration,
who bear our pain,
who need us as we need them,
who weep as we weep,
who hold us when words fail,
and who give us the freedom
to be ourselves.
Bless our friends with health,
wholeness, life, and love.
You may want to try to create a Labyrinth. For more information click here.
Please see the examples below and a template that you could use
More stories read by our friend Jane Wheeler of New Street Church
New Street Church
My Lighthouse by Rend Collective (Cover by New Street Church)
Fruits of the Spirit (New Street Church – Midweek Slot for Children)
Bible Story Pilates
This is a Pilates routine for children whilst telling a Bible story. This one is the story of Jonah, with some great exercises.
Share Your Prayers
Please feel free to write your own prayers and send them to us via email@example.com and we will add them to this prayer page.
To view this months Messy Church Newsletter, please click here