St Lawrence

 

'Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life.' (Proverbs 22:6)

Links to Church

 

The Parish priest, Revd. Dan Stork Banks takes regular school assemblies, and the school visits the church for six “Experience” events over two years (Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, Harvest, Eucharist, and Church). School church services are at the being of the year and the end of each term (the leavers service presents youth Bibles to children entering year 7). Partnerships are also being formed with Engage, a Christian educational charity now based I Woking, but started by members of by St. Lawrence Church in the 1990’s.

The Senior Church Warden, who is also a retired head teacher and currently the Vice Chair of Governors, continues to lead frequent and regular sessions of collective worship in the school and is well-known to all the children and previous Chair of Governors and longstanding St Lawrence worshipper. Richard Smithson, assist children reading.

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) provides a number of Foundation Governors to the school’s governing body, further strengthening our close links between church and school.

The Head teacher provides a regular contribution to the parish’s church magazine ‘The Gridiron’, sharing all the school’s news and exciting achievements.

The church’s Director of Music and the school’s Music Coordinator collaborate to provide exciting musical opportunities for the children and is developing an already over-subscribed choir who are invited to perform during church festivals.