22nd July 2018

This week could definitely be described as ‘school’s week’! Being the end of term, I have been very busy – mostly into both schools each day.


Monday I was at St Faith & St Martin’s CE Junior School for Collective worship as we looked at ‘Hope is Essential’.  Through this we looked at the difference between wishing, hoping & Christian hope – can you articulate the difference?  6pm, back at the school for the end of year governor’s meeting (the infants was last week).  The school have had a really good year, excellent results in their SATs but also in their sports.


Tuesday was the end of year church service for St Faith’s CE Infant & Nursery – a lovely service that captured the year’s events for the children in terms of pictures & memories by the children.  They highlighted a couple of events they enjoyed was the ‘mock’ Royal Wedding & the ‘100 challenge’ they did in support of Revd Julie. Thanks to everyone who helped with the services/ refreshments – everyone appreciates the hospitality the church offers.


Wednesday, back to the junior’s to capture a couple of quotations for the pupils about ‘100 day challenge’ for the Cross Lincs article I am trying to write.  I was greeted with you – you’re not in a rush are you? So I now appear in the staff school video climbing on the school climbing frame with one child, Aston, cycling round me – available on you tube (search SFSM Summer Staff Video 2018) – chuffed to be asked!


Thursday, this time it was the Y6 Leavers church service.  This year we made a big effort to send the children off to their new school.  The church will have been a big part of their journey, especially if they have been in the St faith’s family of schools from the beginning.  Hospitality was offered in the form of Pimms & soft drinks, with a little gift of: a book from Scripture Union ‘It’s Your Move’ & a small cross; these were given out as they received their other medals/ cups from the Headteacher, Mr Kyle.  Thanks to Kathy, Caroline & Gill for making the afternoon special & to Gill for making a special frontal for the occasion which said ‘Well Done Y6 & Good Luck”.  Mr Kyle thanked the church & myself for the support given throughout the year as he recognised the hospitality the school receives every time they come to church.


Friday was the Y2’s Leaver’s assembly entitled ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ – they offered up their events/ achievements of the school year through their favourite memories, actions. Songs like ‘Stand by Me’ & ‘Count on Us’ made it all the more emotional.  Mrs Konrath thanked me for the support the church has given to the school this year.  I took the opportunity afterwards to speak to some Year 1 pupils for their quotations for the Cross Lincs article.  Then off back up to the junior’s to see the talent show, ended up becoming a judge & also taking part in the ‘flossing dance’ competition!! I didn’t win :-(.


The ‘End of term’ after school community picnic & the last West End Youth Club before the holidays found me on the West Common for most of the night!! It was great playing rounders again after 40 ???? Years.


I just want to thank everyone who has helped with the school events this year – it does make a difference!

Have a blessed week, Rev’d Julie