St Giles’ and All Saints Church, Orsett
Orsett C of E Primary school has excellent links with our local Church, St Giles and All Saints, and its community: we value their support and guidance.. St Giles and All Saints Church is part of the United Benefice of Orsett, Bulphan and Horndon-on-the-Hill Churches.
We are very lucky that Revd Sue Mann comes into school regularly to lead worship and give support in class with RE teaching.
The school visits St Giles and All Saints church regularly for educational visits as well as to celebrate Christian events throughout the year. . The school also take part and leads services throughout the year.
For more information and details of Church services, please visit the Church website www.hobnob.org.uk.
If you would like to receive a weekly notice sheet and information from the church you can join their database by completing their online form, found at www.hobnob.org.uk/data. The form enables you to give the church permission to hold your contact details and to agree how these details can be used.
Once a term Revd Sue and her ‘team’ hold a Messy Church service after school. Messy Church is church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality. It includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a short worship time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar; and a sit-down meal together at tables. It’s all-age, It’s fun. All children must be accompanied by an adult! Dates of these sessions, once they re-start will be included in our school newsletter. During Lockdown you can try the messy church at home activities. These can be found in the tab section below.
Revd Sue has also introduced Forest Church services – this is a new way of doing church, with roots in the long Christian tradition of engagement with nature. It is for all ages and includes outdoor Bible reading, songs, fun activities on a Biblical theme, worship, often around a fire, and refreshments. Details can be found on the Church’s website.