Worship Overview 2021/22
Theme for the year - Family
This year our whole school theme is family. Family is so important at Boutcher that it is one of our three school values, along with faith and fascination. Focusing on family this year feels more appropriate than ever as our school turns 150 years old this year! Boutcher started all those years ago by the Boutcher family and today, we still believe that it is our familial approach to all that we do and say that makes our school so special.
Family has always featured in many parts of our school life this, it influences our curriculum, shapes our teaching, underpins many of our policies and whilst it is always hugely influential to our worship, this year it will be our main theme.
When we talk about families at Boutcher, we cherish and celebrate each of our families uniqueness and the special relationships with have with those who care for us at home. We also think of our school as our big family, with each member of our community being valued. We have St Mary Magdalene Church, our extended family and of course many of our children have family ties beyond Bermondsey and these too are celebrated and treasured.
We launched our theme of family by introducing four family groups (red, blue yellow and green). Every child and adult within the school are part of a family group. Each family is represented by children across our seven year groups. Throughout the year, these four families will meet together, work alongside each other and celebrate together. Family points can be earned for showing family values with families receiving the most points will celebrate together.
We are delighted that we can meet together again as key stages and enjoy a time of worship. Throughout the Autumn term, we will learn about Jesus’ family tree and look at the importance of family through these different bible characters.
We are thrilled that we can welcome KS1 and Year Three parents back to our services. These services will be on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 in the school hall. Please see your child’s service dates below. Services really are a wonderful opportunity to meet together as a family. Please do come along – we love seeing you there!
Unfortunately, at the moment we are unable to accommodate parents at the KS2 service safely, however, we hope that this will change very soon and once again you will also be able to join us in worship. Please see below for dates and themes for services this term.
KS1 Service Dates
28th September 2021 – God as Jesus’ Father - Year 1
5th October 2021 – The First Family, making choices – Year 3
12th October 2021 – Abraham’s huge family, promises – Year 2
19th October 2021 – Jacob and his sons, forgiveness – Year 1
2nd November 2021 – Joshua, serving God – Teacher Led
9th November 2021 – John the Baptist – preparing the way – Year 3
16th November 2021 – Jesus, Mary and Joseph – Reception
KS2 Services Dates
1st October 2021 – God as Jesus’ Father – Year 6
8th October 2021 – The Frist Family, making choices – Year 5
15th October 2021 – Abraham’s huge family, promises – Year 4
22nd October 2021 – Jacob and his sons, forgiveness – Year 6
5th November 2021 – Joshua, serving God – Year 5
12th November 2021 – John the Baptist – preparing the way – Year 4
19th November 2021 – Jesus’ many families – Year 6
Whole School Service Dates
Friday 10th September 2021 – Butterfly Day – Spreading Hope
Friday 24th September 2021 – Harvest
Friday 17th December 2021 – Christmas Service
We are all excited by our focus on families this year and of course, Boutcher turning 150, so please keep a look out for details coming soon on how we will celebrate this significant milestone.