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St. Peter’s Church
A stone’s throw away from the school is the Parish Church of St. Peter’s, Ardingly. A small but very beautiful fourteenth century building, it has a tower, peal of six bells and a history of over nine hundred years of Christian prayer, worship and witness.
As a church school, proud of our Christian Ethos, there are very strong links between St. Peter’s School and the Parish Church. This close relationship is well captured in the words of our Mission Statement, “Hand in hand we journey together guided by God”, and by the stained glass window that greets visitors to the school. Designed by pupils in 2008 it was a gift to the school from the church.
Every week, a member of the church visits the school to lead collective worship. Special services such as Harvest, Christmas, Easter and the end of year service in July are held at the church and led by the children. Collective Worship is an important time when learn more about our Christian ethos and celebrate God's love for all through stories, drama, games, songs and prayer. We also celebrate the traditions of other religions in order for children to become more understanding of the beliefs of others.