Church and Community
Our school has a warm, friendly family atmosphere where parents, the church and village community are encouraged to become fully involved in all events and activities. As a Voluntary Aided school, we are very proud of our strong links with St. Mary’s Church.
Throughout the year, we visit St. Mary’s Church for school events including Harvest, Christmas and Easter. Our children also participate in a number of church and village events, such as the Christmas Tree Festival, Remembrance Day and the Brighstone Horticultural Show. Classes use the church to support programmes of study for Religious Education and History.
Each week, a member of the church community leads a whole school Collective Worship in school. Currently, these are:
Peter Johnson – reader at St. Mary’s Church
Andy Dorning – South Wight Area Youth (SWAY) leader
Jack Norridge – South Wight Area Youth (SWAY) leader
We also take part in regular school Eucharist services, which are held in St. Mary’s Church, which all parents are welcome to attend (see the Buzz for details as to when there are upcoming services). (These Eucharist services are not currently taking place, due to Covid-19 restrictions.)
Our Archdeacon is The Venerable Peter Leonard, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight.
Our Bishop is The Right Reverend Christopher Foster, Bishop of the Diocese of Portsmouth.
Contact The Five Churches office,
e-mail: email@example.com or tel: 0747 4987 683
or contact www.portsmouthanglican.org
At the moment, there is no vicar at St. Mary’s Church.