Reverend Phil Robinson took over his ministry of Hinton Methodist Church in September 2022. He has already established himself within the wider community and our own school community. He lead our worship for Remembrance and alongside his team of volunteers, shares in our collective worship each Wednesday for our Open the Book celebrations.
OPEN THE BOOK (OtB)
The Open the book Team from Hinton Methodist Church visit Woodford Halse CE Primary Academy School weekly to take an ‘Open the Book’ collective worship.
‘Open the Book’ is a national project which offers primary school children an opportunity to hear all the major stories of the Bible, presented chronologically or thematically. Each assembly has an introduction, a story, a thought and a prayer. The children are involved in telling the story, with simple dramatisation and costumes. After the story there is a time of quiet reflection and a closing prayer, which children may make their own if they wish to say “Amen.”
The link below explains more about Open the Book
In December 2019, for the first time we hosted our local Posada (a Hispanic tradition which is becoming increasingly popular in the UK – particularly in village communities). Basically, it consists of the figures of Mary, Joseph and a donkey who travel from house to house (or shop, or school) during Advent. Each night a different family/group hosts the Holy Family before passing it on to the next host. They came in a bag with a story book, album to post photos and prayers and an advent candle. As a school community we are now heavily involved in caring for the Posada before sharing it with the wider village community. We now have our own Posada journey books and look forward to participating during Advent.
THE EASTER JOURNEY
Our Key Stage 2 children were fortunate enough to experience an interactive Easter journey with the amazing volunteers from Hinton Methodist Church and St Mary’s. The children were led through the events of the First Easter during Holy week and given opportunity to engage all of their senses as well as reflect.
LINK TO HINTON METHODIST CHURCH