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Diocese of Oxford - Mission

 

God’s mission is about enabling the whole of creation to live in love, justice and peace – often referred to as God’s kingdom. The Board of Mission exists to support churches as they seek to take up God’s invitation to join in God’s mission. We aim to help people and parishes as they seek to live out God’s way of life now, experiencing Jesus’ words that “the kingdom of heaven is among you”.

In line with the “Living Faith” vision, we:

  1. Prioritise the call to ‘make disciples’ through all that we are and all that we do, aiming to draw people to faith in Christ and nurture them at all stages in their Christian journey
  2. Enable ministry that supports mission by selecting and preparing people for different roles (ordained and lay), and by providing training and support to people once they are in post
  3. Resource strategic thinking and decision-making at parish and deanery level, enabling a focus on living out the kingdom
  4. Encourage an approach to faith where ‘making a difference in the world’ is an essential part of the Gospel, enabling networks of people who engage with a range of social, environmental, economic and global issues
  5. Aim to inspire generous living that enables parishes to be well resourced (financially and in other ways) for mission and ministry
  6. Work for a Church where the vulnerable are protected, and where young and old are valued and nurtured
  7. Seek to maximise the appropriate use of our buildings to further our mission, while also protecting our unique heritage for future generations and responding to changes in housing and the environment in our diocese

The Door is a monthly diocesan newspaper covering stories from around the whole diocese. Our school recieves a copy for parents.  The editor would love to hear what’s going on in our school and is keen to encourage any budding junior reporters!

 

 

WARGRAVE AND KNOWL HILL PARISH

WARGRAVE AND KNOWL HILL PARISH  1 Reverend John Cooke, Wargrave & Knowl Hill
WARGRAVE AND KNOWL HILL PARISH  2 St Peter's Church, Knowl Hill Village

The Parish produces a monthly booklet outlining events around the church and local community.  Knowl Hill CE Primary School regularly contributes towards this magazine and a copy is available in the main school entrance.  If you would like to receive a copy of this for a small fee or would like to find out more about your Parish and what's going on, please follow the link below.

 

http://www.wargravechurch.org.uk

 

The Church of St. Peter 

The Church is located next door to the school and serves the village of Knowl Hill as well as the school community. It dates from mid Victorian times, and its original Parish was created partly out of Wargrave, and partly out of Hurst Parishes. After a period of being linked with the Church of St John the Evangelist, Littlewick Green, in 2003 it was reunited with Wargrave, and now has the status of a second Parish Church in the united Parish. The work of St Peter's is concentrated on a single Sunday service, but its members maintain an active focus for social activities in the community of Knowl Hill.  


Who is St Peter?

Saint Peter, also known as Simon Peter, was a prominent early Christian leader, one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, according to the New Testament. The son of John (or Jonah or Jona), he was a fisherman from the village of Bethsaida in the province of Galilee or Gaulanitis. His brother Andrew was also an apostle.

According to Christian tradition, Peter is said to have been crucified in Rome under Emperor Nero Augustus Caesar. It is traditionally held that he was crucified upside down at his own request, since he saw himself unworthy to be crucified in the same way as Jesus Christ.

Saint Peter's site of crucifixion is believed to be located in the Clementine Chapel, while his mortal bones and remains are contained in the underground Confessio of St. Peter's Basilica, where Pope Paul VI announced the excavated discovery of a first-century Roman cemetery in 1968.

Every June 29 since 1736, a life-size statue of Saint Peter has been crowned in St. Peter's Basilica with a papal tiara, ring of the fisherman, and papal vestments, as part of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul.

St Peter

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Diocese of Oxford

Our school is one of the many schools under the Diocese of Oxford.  If you wish to find out more about our Diocese then please click on the link below.

 

http://oxford.anglican.org

Our Foundation Governors

Mrs A. Griffin and Mrs S. Baker are our school's Foundation Governors.  Both live locally and are involved in many local and parish initiatives.  This ensures the school is fully inclusive and has a central role within the parish and village community.  Associations attended by our Foundation Governors include the Village Association, St Peter's Church meetings, After school club for children at the school, Parish Council meetings and Alzheimers Society support.  We are very lucky to have Foundation Governors who care about the church link and want to be involved in school activities.

Collective Worship at Our School

Knowl Hill Church of England School Inspection Report 2011