St Anselm's Catholic Primary School
HEADTEACHER Miss H Elwes
TELEPHONE 020 8672 9227
ST ANSELM’S PRIMARY SCHOOL Virtual Open Day takes place on Thursday 5th November and there will be a virtual meeting with the headteacher, Ms Elwes, at 1.45pm.
Please go to the school website here where you will find the details.
If you require a reference from Canon William, please contact the parish office after Monday 9th November (and not before) on a Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday between 10.30am – 12.30pm on 020 8672 2179.
During this current time the process for all references will take a different format and we ask you to contact the parish office on the above dates/times for this to be explained to you. The deadline for all primary school references from Canon William will be Friday 18th December.
PRIEST REFERENCE FOR NURSERY & PRIMARY SCHOOL APPLICATION FORMS
On the advice of the Education Commission of the Archdiocese of Southwark the following statement has been released:
"The suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass was announced on 18th March 2020 by Bishops' Conference of England & Wales. If a parent/carer attended Mass at St Anselm's prior to 18th March 2020 then they will be considered to have attended Mass
in that parish regularly since that time. This will remain the case until the Sunday obligation is reintroduced by the Bishops."
PARISH SATURDAY CATECHISM CLASSES (For children attending non-Catholic Schools)
These sessions are held on Saturday mornings (term time) 10.45am – 11.30am in the parish halls. Any children aged 4 to 8 years willing to learn or revise their understanding of the faith are welcome to attend. We start and end with prayer. The children learn the basic prayers with an explanation of their meaning and where we get them from e.g. references to the Bible. Readings from the Children’s Bible and explain why they were created, the reason for their baptism and what it means to belong to the family of God. If we have time the children will have a chance to do some drawings and colouring and a small piece of homework; fill in the blanks of a word search relating to what we have learnt at the session. The children have a walk around the inside of our lovely church where they learn about the sacramental signs and symbols, the right way to give reverence to God and genuflect. We go through parts of the Mass and explain the meaning of certain words and what it means to have grace. Please contact the parish office for further details 020 8672 2179.
A LIST OF USEFUL WEBSITE ADVISED BY THE DIOCESE FOR SCHOOL & CATHOLIC LIFE
https://jesuitprayer.org/ prayer site (also available as app) from the Jesuit Community.
https://pray-as-you-go.org/index.php , a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc.
https://www.crosswalk.com/devotionals/your-daily-prayer/ , an online Christian living magazine, is brought to you by a group of writers, editors, and content producers seeking to provide applicable, educational, and entertaining content to followers of Jesus Christ regardless of where they are in their respective spiritual journeys.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4U8pF-wK0A an visual introduction to Lectio Divina
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKYEOc3ik9k a verbal introduction to Lectio Divina
https://www.themark10mission.co.uk/ provides weekly Acts of Worship based on the Sunday Gospel
http://www.wednesdayword.org/school/index.htm The Wednesday Word has paused subscriptions for the current time and are offering free of charge 'online' editions