Spiritual Life at St Paul's
We are a Church of England School. We embrace the Christian Anglican tradition of all three churches on the school’s foundation - St Paul’s, St Michael and All Angels’, and St Nicholas’. The Christian Ethos of our school permeates all that we do. It is inseparable from our identity and our mission. The Christian life of faith is the driving force behind every activity in the school, appealing to the imagination, touching the heart, nourishing the soul, and governing the life of each and every member of our school community. Only in this way can our children discover the joy of entering into Christ’s ‘being for others’. Prayer, in so many different forms, plays a very important part of life at St Paul's.
Please see below to find out how we 'Reach out' to God at St Paul's....
Prayer life September 2022
Our Prayer Tree
We have created a prayer tree for the school with the help of Year 5. All children and families are warmly welcome to write a prayer. We will add it to our tree and keep it in our thoughts and prayers.
Silence. Stillness. Simplicity.
Learning to be.
Open our hearts to the silent presence of the Spirit of your Son. Lead us into that mysterious silence where your love is revealed to all who call.
Maranatha....Come, Lord Jesus.
Our Outside Prayer Space
Prayer is simply talking to God.
The Five Finger Prayer is a simple and visual way to teach children what to pray for, as well as a reminder that prayer is simply a conversation with God just like a conversation with a friend.
The Five Finger Prayer
The thumb is the closest finger to you. Start praying/expressing gratitude for those who are closest to you.
The next finger is the index. Pray/express gratitude for those who teach you, instruct you and heal you.
The following finger is the tallest. It reminds us of our leaders and those in authority.
The fourth finger is the ring finger, the weakest finger. It reminds us to pray for those in need. And finally, your pinkie finger reminds you to pray/be grateful for yourself.
Jesus tells us in the book of Mark 11:24, “…whatever, you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Spiritual Council
Our Spiritual Council
Our job is to help plan and evaluate Collective Worship, promote the new outside prayer space and represent our Church School.
We are: Samuele, Umi, Grace, Zane, Lana, Sasha, Serena, Isabelle, Juno, Marianna, Eloise, Cameron, Liam, Adam, Martha and Joni.
The theme for this year’s Refugee Week is ‘We cannot walk alone’. Martha and Electra wrote this beautiful prayer.
We pray for all the refugees and people who are forced to leave their homes due to exposure to and suffering from violence and war. May they complete their journeys safely and be welcomed at their destination.
Protecting God's World
To the Father who made us all. Let us thank you by not doing anything to harm our world.
St Paul's School Prayer Book
Preparing for Advent at St Nicholas Church-November 2022
Preparing for Easter with Fr Dominic