Services in the community
Our Services this Academic Year
Harvest Service 2022
In the autumn term, we celebrated Harvest in Bunbury school with our annual Harvest Celebration Worship. For the first time since autumn 2019, we were able to hold our service back in St Boniface church. We were delighted to welcome so many parents, carers, grandparents and relatives to the service and it was fantastic to see that the church was packed.
Throughout the autumn term the children had been thinking about Thankfulness through their weekly worships. Harvest is a time to thank God for all the gifts of his creation. During the service, we thought about the story of Ruth and Boaz. In the Bible, God frequently reminds His people of the importance of taking care of those who are in need. The story of Ruth and Boaz is an example from the Old Testament where they both put other people first. We talked with the children about how we can do the same today by adding a few items into the food bank box when we go shopping? Our harvest donations this year therefore went to our local foodbank and we had a fantastic amount of produce donated.
We continued through the service to think about Ruth and Boaz. Ruth was not wealthy like Boaz, but she gave something very important – she showed kindness to Naomi and stayed with her through a difficult time. With the children we thought about how we could show the Fruits of the Spirits in all we do so that we can live in peaceful world.
Each of our classes shared their thinking about what Thankfulness means to them. As we continue to live in uncertain times, we have been thinking about being thankful: by loving others, giving cheerfully, caring for creation and giving our time.
Remembrance Service 2022
We were joined by Mr Andy Lawrence, the standard bearer from Bunbury Royal British Legion and Rev Tim for a special service to remember those who have lost their lives during war. It was also lovely to once again be able to invite parents and carers into to school to share in this act of remembrance.
Our service was led by Rev Tim and some of our older children in Year 6 who read poems and prayers. All the children were quiet and respectful during the silence as we remembered those who had fallen over the years.
Christingle Service December 2022.
On Sunday 4th December, our Year 6 children attended the Christingle Service at St Boniface church for their premier performance of their Christmas song composition. What a fantastic performance and encore they gave! A huge thanks also to Tennessee Waltz for their time spent with the children over the past 3 weeks composing.
KS2 Carol Concert December 2022
On Wednesday 14th December, Key Stage 2 children led our Carol Concert at St Boniface Church. This was a wonderful service and it was a joy to be able to bring everyone in our community together to celebrate the very special birth of Christ. Christmas is a time for togetherness and this is central to the Christmas story. Being able to welcome parents, grandparents, carers and past pupils to our service is always very special and it was wonderful to see so many of you in person once again. The children, as always were amazing as they delivered their lines, sang and read with confidence to such a large congregation. There were many examples of Bunbury pupils letting their ‘lights shine’ in so many different ways.