School Services

Following discussion with staff and governors, we have readjusted the pattern of school services that take place in St John’s Church (or occasionally St Luke’s).  In the past, these have taken place on the day (normally a Friday) of the end of each half term.  Thus, they were effectively an amplified form  of the Friday celebration assembly.

However, according to our new schedule, which started in the academic year 2013/14, school services are linked to particular days and seasons in the Church’s year, as indicated by the table below for the academic year 2016/17.  This has given a far greater sense that school worship follows the Church’s year.  We have also made sure that:

  • Services include activities to engage the children with the theme of the day/season e.g., reading of the church’s roll of honour at Remembrance, burning of sins on Ash Wednesday.
  • There is more careful preparation for school services: this is organised by a Foundation Governor (Roy Tungatt) who helps children prepare prayers, readings and sometimes short sketches.
  • The songs, for which the children are prepared by the music teacher, are appropriate to the day/season.

St John’s School Services Academic Year 2016/2017




Wed 28th Sept 2016


Harvest Festival Service - in St. John's Church

Wed 9th Nov 2016


Remembrance Service - in St. John's Church

Wed 14th Dec 2016


Carol Service - in St. John's Church

1st March 2017


Ash Wednesday - in St. John's Church

22nd March 2017


Spring Concert—Nursery, Reception & Sapphire Class

29th March 2017

2.30 Spring Concert—Diamond & Emerald Class

25th May 2017


Ascension Service - in St. John's Church

Years 4-6

19th July 2017 2.15

School Concerts KS1 & KS2 - in St. John's Church

21st July 2017


Leavers Service - in St. John's Church