Opening our church for children to learn about special places:

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  • Opening our church for children to learn about special places:

 

As part of the Key Stage 1 RE curriculum Children should be given the chance to:

• Visit places of worship, focusing on symbols and feelings.

• Listen and respond to visitors from local faith communities.

 

 

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.”

— Matthew 18:1-5

 

Year 2 from Maldon Court School joined us on Tuesday 12th November to learn about All Saints. Canon Stephen played the organ very loudly and let the children have a try. Dennis explained how the bells were rung. The children also had a go. Gina showed the children all the different vestments and explained when the different colours are worn. Everyone had the chance to try on the vestments. Afterwards, Canon Stephen showed the children the important places in the church, the altar, choir stalls, lectern, pulpit and font. The children were very keen to learn and asked some very thoughtful questions. It is always a pleasure and honour to share our Christian faith with our local schools and uniformed organisations.

We also are looking forward to greeting our Beavers on 20th November, and in the coming weeks, children from All Saints, The Plume and also Maldon Court will join us for their Christmas services, when we will share our love of Christ and this building all over again.


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