Support and care for school children in Church Stretton

St Lawrence CE Primary School enjoys close links with St Laurence Parish Church. As a Church of England school, the St Laurence church community gives their time to the school by serving as part of the governing body, running children’s after-school clubs, lead assemblies, volunteer in classrooms or pray for children and staff at the school. Still others have joined the team as teachers and teaching assistants. 

Every week, Rector Steve and David, our Curate, come into school to lead assemblies; encouraging children to reflect on the Bible stories and to share what it means to them as they go about their daily lives. Children are invited to get active and get involved; lighting the assembly candle, answering questions, role play and praying together.

Jam Club and Messy Church

Children are able to attend an after-school Jam club (Jesus and Me) run by the Children’s Worker. All the families at school are invited to participate in Messy Church at the Parish Centre. News of Messy Church, special family services and events are shared via the weekly school newsletter.

Special support for special occasions

Many families in the school have also been offered practical support during difficult times through schemes such as the ‘Food Parcels@Easter‘ and ‘Making Memories@Christmas’, while online assembly videos are produced to give hope and encouragement to the whole school community. There are also special annual celebration services for the children including the Year 6 Leavers Service, Hymns on the Hills and Festival Services.
Many members of the congregation at Stretton Parish are involved in the school community; as members of staff, as volunteers, parents or as members of the governing body.
Steve Johnson and Debbie West are Foundation Governors at the school and can be contacted via Stretton Parish for further information or if you would like to get involved.

We run a Lunch Club at Church Stretton School where we provide a space for students to chat, drink hot chocolate and think about the big questions or issues that are facing them.

The Bishop of Hereford, Richard Jackson, at Forest School
The Bishop of Hereford talking to the children about prayer when he joined them in the Forest School
St Lawrence CE Primary School welcome table