Our advent services took place on the 21st December and the 22nd December, the last day of term.
We were thrilled to be able to return to St John’s church again to pray and worship together as a school community. Thank you to Reverend Matthew, Steve and Claire for their hospitality and use of this beautiful church. We also thank the St John’s bell ringers who rang out their bells for our services. Thank you so much!
Each year group celebrated by singing Christmas carols, lighting the candles on the Advent wreath, praying and listening to scripture. The focus of the service and the sermon was on the birth of Jesus. A baby who brought hope to a world that appeared to be hopeless. A baby that grew into a man, who was crucified and died to take away the sins of the world. The great news of Jesus’ resurrection and the hope that we have knowing that our sins are forgiven because Jesus our Saviour paid the price for you, for me, for the world.
The box on the altar was wrapped up in Christmas paper. A student was asked to unwrap it which revealed a box. The box had the world painted on it and a doll was inside the box. The doll represented Jesus.
All the sides of the box collapsed which made a cross, on which the world was painted. A symbol that Jesus came into the world for everyone.
A big thank you to Mr Quinn for designing and making the box, Mr Pedler for painting the box and Reverend Otieno for delivering the sermon. Thank you to Mr Loftus, Mr Leadley and Sam for providing the music and singing.
Our services were a wonderful way to finish the year and to celebrate the coming of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ who came to earth to bring Good News for the world.