Services in the community
Haberdasher Service: June 2022
This week we welcomed the Haberdashers to Bunbury church for our traditional Deputation Day service. The Deputation Day service has been an annual service, apart from the past 2 years, where members of the Haberdasher Company come to present our year 6 Leavers with a bible. The school, named after its founder, Thomas Aldersey, dates back to 1594 when it was a boys’ grammar school. The school buildings and grounds are owned by the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, one of the twelve Great Livery Companies of London, but is now administered by the Rural Church Schools Academy Trust. The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers takes a Trustee interest in the school and provides annual endowment funding which support projects at the school.
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All the children were involved in the Deputation Day service and confidently presented highlights from our summer term STEM project. We were, as always, incredibly proud of all the children, their ability to present, speak in public and perform was incredible. It was also a very proud moment to present our year 6 Leavers with their bible.
We have also recently welcomed 2 past pupils back to Bunbury to run singing workshops with the children as part of their work with the church. The children have thoroughly enjoyed being part of these sessions which have led to subsequently performances in church.
Harvest Service 2022
This term we have celebrated Harvest in Bunbury school with our annual Harvest Celebration Worship. For the first time since autumn 2019, we have been 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 this half term the children have 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.