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Our Christian Ethos

St Paul's is a Christian school and we take our Christian faith very seriously. Please read our Mission and Vision statement which underpins everything which we do in school.

St Paul's Mission and Vision

This is our school Bible verse. It helps us to remember that God constantly loves us and this helps us to show love to others through our values.

This is our school Bible verse. It helps us to remember that God constantly loves us and this helps us to show love to others through our values. 1

Our School Bible verse can also be found in our Outdoor Prayer Space.

Our School Bible verse can also be found in our Outdoor Prayer Space. 1
This Bible verse can be found in our Outdoor Prayer Space.

Love God, love ourselves,

love others, love learning.

Our school values are really important to us. Each half term we think carefully about a different value. We consider other people who display that value and how we can apply the value to our own lives.

Our school values are really important to us. Each half term we think carefully about a different value. We consider other people who display that value and  how we can apply the value  to our own lives. 1
We worked with Mr. P  Wood (an artist) during our Art and Spirituality week to paint the values above.

Church Links

We have very close links with St Paul's Church which is just down the road from our school. Reverend Guy, vicar at St Paul's, is on our Board of Governors and he is a regular visitor to school. Many of our governors attend St Paul's Church.

We hope all is well with you and your families in these very strange times. We are praying for our school, our community, our  country and our world. We have now set up a special e-mail just for prayer requests. If you  would like Rev Guy or the staff prayer team to pray for you, your family or your current circumstances please use the following email.
Prayer@st-pauls -nelson.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs Jeffery will be managing this e-mail account and can pray personally for anything you don't want to share with the rest of the team. Just let her know in your email.

However please be aware that anything of a safe guarding/ criminal nature will have to be shared with Mrs Wood for appropriate action to be taken.
 
'Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.’ Joshua 1 verse 9

Our Ethos Encouragers have been really busy. They have been working with Mrs Jeffery to plan the worship for each half term.

 

They also met together to decided which Bible stories would be best to illustrate our values.

 

The resulting paintings are stunning!

Our Ethos Encouragers hard at work!

Our Ethos Encouragers hard at work! 1
Our Ethos Encouragers hard at work! 2
Our Ethos Encouragers hard at work! 3
If you or your child have any ideas to support our worship and ethos please ask your child to let their Ethos Encourager know.

We had an amazing time watching Mrs Hurst paint these pictures. We hope you get as much pleasure out of them as we do.

We had an amazing time watching Mrs Hurst paint these pictures. We hope you get as much pleasure out of them as we do. 1
We had an amazing time watching Mrs Hurst paint these pictures. We hope you get as much pleasure out of them as we do. 2
We had an amazing time watching Mrs Hurst paint these pictures. We hope you get as much pleasure out of them as we do. 3
We had an amazing time watching Mrs Hurst paint these pictures. We hope you get as much pleasure out of them as we do. 4
We had an amazing time watching Mrs Hurst paint these pictures. We hope you get as much pleasure out of them as we do. 5
We had an amazing time watching Mrs Hurst paint these pictures. We hope you get as much pleasure out of them as we do. 6
These paintings can be found in our library area. Look out for them when you are next in school.

Welcome to our hall.

At this time in history as all that we are used to is changing daily we at St. Paul's feel that our Worship (Assembly) times are vitally important. During these times of stories, music, reflection and prayer we feel encouraged and strengthened for the day.
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We would encourage you, too whilst you are at home with your child, to share together some of the worship ideas we have used in school or some of the other ideas below.

 

Why not join with people all around the world for

Thy Kingdom Come 2020. 

#ThyKingdomCome has already started. This is where people around the world are committing to pray from Ascension Day to Pentecost.  There is more information on www.thykingdomcome.global  along with lots of resources available for download.

In this short video https://vimeo.com/390773164 the Archbishop of Canterbury talks about the Digital Family Prayer Adventure Map which looks like an excellent resource.

Why not print the Map and down load the app! (TKC MAP AR) It's fantastic!

Why not print the Map and down load the app! (TKC MAP AR)  It's fantastic! 1

Thursday 21st May was Ascension Day.

Lisa tells us all about it in today's of the shelf.

Enjoy the story!

This picture is in The Ascension Day Off The Shelf by Lisa. Watch the video to find out why?

This picture is in The Ascension Day Off The Shelf by Lisa. Watch the video to find out why? 1

Worship for the week beginning 11th May. If you want to find out why this man is included in worship this week, open the PDF.

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Worship for the week beginning 4th May. If you want to find out more about why this picture is in this week's worship, open the PDF.

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Worship for the week beginning 27th April. There are lots of things for you to find out about at home!

Who is this lady? What did she do? Open the PDF to find out.

Who is this lady? What did she do? Open the PDF to find out. 1

Worship from Monday 20th April.

Here is The Escape from Egypt story for you to read.

Just before Easter, we acted out the first part of the Easter story- Palm Sunday or "The Great Parade". You can find out about the story on Youtube but make sure a grown up is with you to make sure no unsuitable content pops up. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTmbTuutBgg

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You could google the story of Florence Nightingale and then join in with the prayer on the powerpoint.

Mrs Wood shared with us the story of the Village of Eyam and how the villagers of Eyam protected the people around them.

The Village of Eyam

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Lisa who works for Blackburn diocese and is a friend of our school is also posting daily worship on Facebook.

It is Called Off the Shelf and  can be found on the Blackburn Diocese Board of Education page.

For the first one follow this youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJovp9iJRUE

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Bishop Philip who visited school has also made some videos for schools. Follow this link to see this clip about Lent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm3q1h04kXk&feature=youtu.be

For the last Lent video by Bishop Philip follow this link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps6LNYgkI14&list=PLsjI5VC60PzWBS9pm6Ro6iqFHVKs6CS7I

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We had the pleasure of welcoming Paul Whitaker (a deaf musician) into school. He came to share with us about perseverance and was an inspiration to both children and staff.

We had the pleasure of welcoming Paul Whitaker (a deaf musician) into school. He came to share with us about perseverance and was an inspiration to both children and staff. 1
He taught us how to sign a very moving song all about perseverance.

We also used our creative skills during Art and Spirituality week. We designed and made some amazing, thought provoking pieces of work.

We still have some of our creations waiting to go in our Outdoor Prayer Space, we are just waiting for the better weather!
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