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We are a Church of England School.  We are proud to be distinctly Christian.  We are different because we have Christ at the heart of everything we do.  We believe in God the Father, his son Jesus Christ and we believe in the power of his holy spirit, this means that we are faith driven in all that we do. 

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At St. Philips we  are committed to offering high quality collective worship. We recognise and value collective worship as central to fostering a sense of community and to express our schools Christian vision. Collective  worship is held daily and is an opportunity to reflect on larger questions of meaning and purpose.  It is a chance to foster a sense of fellowship and cohesion within the school community. 

 

Our worship is inclusive, invitational and inspiring. We aim to 'Nourish those with faith, encourage those of other faiths and challenge those with no faith. We are passionate about worship impacting the children's lives beyond the classroom and encouraging all children to 'Live life in all its fullness' and give them a sense of hope for the future. 

 

We follow a recognisable structure and as a Church of England school will use our collective worship times to build on the rich, lived diversity of Anglican tradition and identity.  

 

Big Easter Art morning- turning recyclable items into beautiful art

Shrove Tuesday worship led by Rev. Marie-anne

End of term Christmas service in church

Well done for raising money for Children in Need!

Inter faith week work with Meols Cop

As part of our Interfath week work Meols cop students came to talk to us about other faiths- they presented us with a book.

Harvest 2022

 Aspecial message of thanks from our Harvest 2022 charity project....

 

My name is Kevin Jones, brother of Peter Jones and Managing director of Compact Resource Foundation. 

 

I wanted to write and thank you for the effort you and the pupils at St Philips have made in supporting the often undetected yet vital work of Compact. We appreciate that there are much bigger, much more “attractive” and popular causes that come across your radar which makes your gift of 274 all the more valued. Encouraging people and organizations to commit to global giving is not easy, especially at this time of post pandemic and economic challenge.

 

2023 will see us moving into our 4th year which means we will have 3 years of financials, one completed project and a second already under way which will go a long way to securing further donors and steak holders.

 

I travel to Malawi October 26 for three weeks and will send you some update on my return at the end of November.

 

I enclose three of four videos we have been running locally for your interest. ( 16- 30 seconds)

 

Three cheers for “Global Giving”

 

With much gratitude to you and all the team at St Philips.

 

Kevin

https://youtu.be/wPwS9hMHpJ0

 

https://youtu.be/A2q-OiW02PI

 

https://youtu.be/A2q-OiW02PI

Interfaith week work- Year 2

Have a look at all we did on our Harvest 'pause' day

Inter faith week 2021 - visit from Christ the King students teaching Years 3,4,5 and 6 about all faiths

Harvest displays in church Oct 2021

Boat prayers at Liverpool Cathedral October 2021

Crosses to celebrate Easter

Walk to Easter celebration 2021

Year 6 leading class worship

Year 5 leading class worship

 

Advent 2019- putting our values into action- Compassion

 

Christmas time is here again! Last year we were amazed at the incredible generosity of our families when we collected items for the needy in Southport and created the amazing bags of goodies which were distributed at the Extravagant Christmas meal. 

 

 Once again this year we have decided to support families who live in our town through the Southport Baby bank. This is a relatively new charity, started in October 2019 by one of our own Reception mums. The Baby bank aims to help families with young babies through giving essential items and small treats. They have given a suggested list of items and each class has a specific item to collect. A box will be place in each classroom for any gifts- please feel free to send in items to school at any point until the end of term. 

 

Thank you in advance for your generosity- we can't wait to see the children putting compassion into action! 

 

 

Advent collection- Southport Baby bank

Children in Need worship

First worship of the new school year- Making the most of new opportunities!

 

 FAITH IN ACTION DAY JULY 2019

Each year group spent the day learning how Christians and other faiths put their faith into action.  We had a fabulous day- working and learning together. Click on the links below to find out what different year groups did.  

Class worship

Year 5 leading class worship- Perseverance

 

Windows, Mirrors and Doors 

This year we have introduced using 'Windows, Mirrors and Doors' as a way to structure our worship times. We also use this as part of our Prayer spaces events. 

 

The powerpoint below explains it in more detail. It has been a fabulous way to develop spirituality in the children and staff. Giving an opportunity to really reflect on the worship and think how it is going to impact our attitudes, behaviour or choices in the future. 

 

 

Worship time with the Blackburn Bishop's team!

 

  Thank you to everyone who entered our Pom Pom making competiton! You all worked so hard on these at home ! 

Pom pom competition entries!

Year 6 leading worship in Year 5- Wondering Wednesday

The Greatest snowman show by the School Work Trust team

Putting our values into action- packing the wash bags full of gifts for the homeless and needy in our town

Worship Warriors leading worship - Friendship

History Ambassadors leading Year 5's Wondering Wednesday worship

Tabz leading worship- Choose Respect

Harvest service in church- Rainbow God

Class worship in Year 5

Remembrance Day worship

Eat Honey - Make Money... to help others make a living. Our Harvest Project is all about Bees!

Church/School Communion

Collective Worship is the glue that holds us together.  Just like a family we meet together every day to celebrate and learn about God's love for us, to hear the teachings of Jesus and to welcome his holy spirit into our lives.  We pray for ourselves and for others and thank God for everything that we have.

 

During our worship we learn how to make our whole world a better place by living in the way that Jesus taught us to.  Christian Values are the basis of our worship and we like to live by these values each and every day. 

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