St. John's Catholic Primary School

Oldfield Lane, Bath, Avon, BA2 3NR

01225 303990

office@stjohns.bathnes.sch.uk

Shine, Celebrate and Grow!

Catholic Life

 

Charity 

We support many different charities...

Each Harvest we collect items for Bath Foodbank, we have a Harvest Festival Celebration and a representative from Bath Food Bank comes into school to tell us more about their work.  

Each November we support 'The Poppy Appeal' we hold a special Remembrance Service and learn more about how the money we raise supports families who are affected by war.

In Advent we raise money for to build homes for the homeless on India.  Fr Bill comes into school and gives all the children a tube of smarties, the children eat the smarties and then fill the empty tube with donations, this money then pays to build homes in India.

In Lent we raise money for Cafod.  The children organise games and activities, this is lots of fun! David Brinn from Cafod comes into school to lead an assembly and workshops for the children on the work of Cafod. 

This year we also raised money for the NSPCC, and other smaller charities that we have been asked to support. 

Next academic year 2019/20 Bishop Declan has asked all schools to support Missio, a children's charity, helping the most vulnerable children in our world.  We will be holding a 'Missio Week' in October 2019. 

 

Special Events 

We have many special events through the year which bring our community together in Prayer. These include:

Christingle

Christmas Carol Concert

May Parade

First Holy Communion

Leaver's Mass

 

Christmas Carol Service

This Advent our choir sang at a special joint Christmas Carol Service with St Gregory's and St Mary's. The choir sang 'Love Shone Down'. It was a very spiritual start to the Christmas Season. 

First Holy Communion

Our children make their First Holy Communion in their Parish.  Below are some of our Year 3 children who made their First Holy Communion at St Alphege's Church...

Christingle

Each Advent we hold our Christingle Service in our school Hall.  The service starts in darkness and gradually from one single candle the light is spread.  This reminds us all of Jesus' light coming into our world and spreading through us all. 

Leaver's Mass

Our Year 6 children attended the Leaver's Mass at Clifton Cathedral. This is a special Mass lead by Bishop Declan, marking the end of the children's time at Primary School. 

 

May Parade

We took part in the May Parade in Bath dedicated to Our Lady. We walked through Bath with Parishes from the Bath Deanery. Then we joined together in Prayer and song in Parade Gardens. The choir sang a special version of 'Ave Maria'