St. Michael's Church
St Michael’s is a Voluntary Aided Church of England School. The school has a responsibility to uphold its Trust Deed which exhorts the school to maintain a distinctive Christian ethos. We enjoy a special association and relationship with St Michael’s Church in Bishop’s Stortford. The whole school community worship in St Michael’s Church several times each year. The clergy at St Michael’s visit each week to lead worship and are involved in many of our school activities and events. St Michael’s Church Parish Church Council appoints Foundation Governors to serve on the school’s Governing Body.
Our school is in the Diocese of St Albans and we have an active association with the Diocesan Board of Education. They provide guidelines, information and resources relating to Church Schools concerning Christian character, R.E. and collective worship. The Diocese provides training for staff, clergy and Governors.
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At the end of the Autumn Term, we were delighted to be able to hold our Christmas Service in St Michael's Church. This was the first school service to take place in our church since 2019 due to the pandemic.
Mr Hays and Mrs Brooks led the service along with the help of pupils from each class. A selection of songs and carols from both the KS1 Nativity Play and the KS2 Carol Concert were performed by the whole school. Pupils from Year 2 provided the Nativity scene whilst the story of Christmas was once again retold to the congregation of parents, pupils and teaching staff.
We were so happy to once again be able to worship in the beautiful setting of St Michael's Church.
As part of Holy Week and the 40 days of Easter, children across KS2 created artwork which was then displayed across the church.
These artworks were on display both inside and outside the church and they offered so much joy to both passers by and our community:
"The children's pictures have been so beautiful"
"I've really enjoyed reading what they say"
"I've stopped to look at them, they're so cheerful"
"It was great to have a children-friendly version of the Stations of the Cross"
"We loved the children's room with the colourful pictures"