St Wilfrid's Church
We are very proud of our close relationship with our local Parish Church, St Wilfrid’s. We are very grateful to the members of the Church community who selflessly give their time and expertise to maintain our strong Christian ethos and our school’s high standards.
St Wilfrid’s church was recently named as one of the top 60 churches in Great Britain by the National Churches Trust. Our parish church, which dates back to the 12th century with possible roots going back to the seventh century, was selected by historian and TV presenter Michael Wood who filmed his Story of England BBC series in Kibworth. He praised St Wilfrid’s as “a warm and welcoming place which is packed on the big festivals like Easter or Armistice”.
The Parish Church helps us in many ways. These include: - Governor Support, Church Services, Celebrations, Fundraising and Curriculum Support.
Learning at St Wilfrid's
Familiarisation of our church begins in the Foundation Stage when children visit St Wilfrid’s for their class act of worship and learn songs. In Year One the children visit church to listen to religious based stories and learn about Christian services such as Baptisms and Weddings. The church community organises many special events at the church so that each year group has an engaging experience at St. Wilfrid’s. These include ‘The Journey to Bethlehem’, ‘Narnia’ and ‘Heroes and Villains.
As our school is a Church of England School the Diocese appoints members of the Church Community to be governors of our school. These governors are called Foundation Governors and in addition to the normal responsibilities of a governor they ensure that the Church of England character of the school is preserved and developed.
Services at St Wilfrid's
All our children visit St Wilfrid’s regularly for services led by Revd. Fremmer. At Harvest, Christmas and Easter our children present services in church.
Our children also take part in a range of special services like Christingle and Pentecost.
Members of the Church Community regularly lead the whole school in acts of worship frequently dramatised and based on the ‘Open the Book’ Worship Cycle.
Meg and Gill run the ‘Faith Followers’, a subcommittee of the school council. This group meet every Thursday focussing on our current Christian Value and the Church Calendar.
Main Service - 10.00 a.m. every Sunday, all are welcome. The service is followed by coffee/squash in the Church Hall - this is a relaxed way to get to know people.
9.30 a.m. Express - on the first Sunday of every month this is an informal 30 minute service suitable for young families and people who are young at heart. It will be followed by refreshments in the church hall at 10.15a.m.
10.30 a.m. Family Service - on the first Sunday of every month the main service is for all ages. It is a lively and informal 45 minute All Age Worship service similar in style to our 3rd Sunday Cafe Church service. Please note, there will be no refreshments after the 10.30am service.
10.00 a.m. Holy Communion - on other Sundays in the month (except for third Sunday when a non-communion Morning Praise Café style service is held), our main service is a 75 minute Communion Service (Common Worship). Children are welcome to attend Sunday Clubs in the adjoining Church Hall and then join with us from the Communion part of the service (see Children & Youth).
10.00 a.m. Morning Praise - on the third Sunday of each month we hold a non-communion service. Children are welcome to attend Sunday Clubs in the adjoining Church Hall and then join with us from the Communion part of the service (see Children & Youth).
Children's Activities at St Wilfrid's
Crèche - available at all our 9.30, 10.00 or 10.30 a.m. Sunday services.
Storytime - 9.30-11 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Church Hall.
Sunday Clubs - these meet during the main morning service at 10.00 a.m. Each age group has its own leaders and activities.
New Mums on a Monday - 10am to 12noon in St Wilfrid’s Church Hall. A place to meet other mums with new babies 0 to12 months. Come and share a coffee and a chat, relax and make new friends.
Sparklers (under 5s) - a group for the under 5s and whoever looks after them, meets in the Church and Church Hall at 1.30 p.m. every Friday during term time. Songs, bible stories, craft activities, toys and refreshments.
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