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The Fruits of the Holy Spirit

Year 5 held a class liturgy this afternoon (Wednesday 22nd May). The children planned each aspect of the liturgy in small groups and then decided as a whole class how they wanted to carry it out. They chose to gather in the hall, sitting in a circle around a focal point which included the Bible, a cross, a candle and a picture of tree bearing apples.

The children decided to read Peter’s message about the Holy Spirit taken from Acts 2:32-39 and 41-42. They choose this because it explains how God gave us the gift of the Holy spirit. “Each one of you must turn away from your sins and be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ, so that your sins will be forgiven; and you will receive God’s gift, the Holy Spirit.”

In response to the gospel, the children choose to say a prayer called ‘Come Holy Spirit’ which they had read in class. They also decided to explain each of the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit that we had discussed during this topic. These are: love, patience, humility, joy, kindness, self-control, peace, goodness and faithfulness.

For the final part of our liturgy, going forth, the children chose to pass around a candle and say which of the fruits they think God has given them. They also thought about which they would like to have and wrote a prayer about this to share with their parents.

It was a lovely reflective prayer time and it was great to see lots of parents join in too.




Prayer Spaces 2019

Last week St Lawrence’s School held their fifth annual Prayer Spaces week with the theme of God Swaps. The School Mission brought together the  St Lawrence’s School and Parish family, involving Parents, Children, Staff, Governors and Parishioners. Several Prayer Spaces were set up around the school hall led by The Vineyard Church volunteers and in… Continue Reading

Choir and Orchestra perform for residents of St Joseph’s Retirement Home.

On Tuesday 2nd April, the choir and orchestra travelled to St Joseph’s retirement home to perform their Spring Concert of Disney pieces to the residents and staff. The children also chatted with the residents and received some lovely compliments for their performances. The staff at St Joseph’s presented each child with a crème egg as… Continue Reading