Collective Worship


Remembrance Collective Worship on Tuesday 6th November 2018

Today we remember all those from Stotfold who were caught up in the courageous but tragic events of the First World War.


We remember those who were killed in battle, or by disease, the wounded and those who suffered permanent physical and mental injuries.

According to the 1911 census, Stotfold was a tiny village. Only 3,128 people lived here. During the war 61 men died. Nearly every person in Stotfold would have lost a husband, brother, son or uncle or a friend in the First World War.

A book is kept in the church and lists all the names of the men from Stofold who died in The First World War. 


As we remember those who fought and those friends and family who remained at home in this community, let us pray that God will heal all memories, speak a word of peace, and bring us his healing.








       Trinity Collective Worship on Tuesday 12th June 2018


Pentecost Collective Worship on Monday 21st May 2018
              




Our special Easter Service at St Mary's Church
on Monday 26th March 2018


Faith Tour - Years 3 and 4 visit a Gurdwara, Mosque and a Church on Tuesday 20th March 2018

RE Day ‘Gospel’ - 19.03.18
Following a collective worship, all classes across the school worked on a range of activities with this theme.

Burning of the Palm Crosses and Ash Wednesday Service
19th and 26th February 2018


Candlemas Collective Worship February 5th 2018

Year 4 Collective Worship January 31st
Epiphany January 6th

Christ bless this house in 2018 

How to bless your house on Epiphany, 6th January 2018 

In many countries around the world there is a 6th January Epiphany Day tradition of blessing a home by writing in chalk above the front door the New Year and the initials C M B:

20 + C + M + B + 18
 

The initials are from the first letter of the names of the three Magi or Wise Men from the East who visited baby Jesus:  Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. The initials, C, M, B, can also be interpreted as the Latin phrase "Christus mansionem benedicat" which means "Christ bless this house". The + signs represent the cross and 2018 is the year.

This year the students of St Mary’s Academy have blessed their school following this tradition.

We invite you and your family to ask for God’s blessing on your home and all those who live in or visit it. It is an invitation for Jesus to be a daily guest in our home, our comings and goings, our work and play, our joys and sorrows.

 Use the chalk to mark the lintel of your front door (or front porch step) as follows:

 20 + C + M + B + 18 while saying: 

The three Wise Men, Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar followed the star of God’s Son who became human two thousand and seventeen years ago. May Christ bless our home and remain with us throughout the new year. Amen.

Then offer the following prayer:
Visit, O blessed Lord, this home with the gladness of your presence. Bless all who live or visit here with the
 gift of your love; and grant that we may manifest your love to each other and to all whose lives we touch.
 May we grow in grace and in the knowledge and love of you; guide, comfort, and strengthen us in peace,
O Jesus Christ, now and forever. Amen



Please look at our pictures page for more photographs following our
Christingle Collective Worship led by Rev'd Bill, in which we made our first 'human Christingle'!







    


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Keeley Etere,
16 Jan 2018, 05:53
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Keeley Etere,
10 Oct 2017, 14:40