'Spiritual heart' of my school

Friday, 25 March, 2011

Schools, especially church schools, provide one of the most strategic and achievable ways to plant a fresh expression of church in close partnership with their parish church or churches.

A fresh expression in a church school adds a vital dimension to the school's existing ministry. In a good church school there will already be a Christian value base, collective worship with a Christian ethos, and RE, hopefully taught by someone with a real interest in it. A fresh expression complements all of that by creating a voluntary gathering for children, patents and staff who want to explore Christianity more personally. A mixed economy opportunity is on the doorstep of many parishes: as SMASH in Faversham demonstrates.

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