Beech Class - Church Visit

As part of our RE topic, Beech Class has been thinking about ‘Special Places’ and in particular how churches are a special place for Christians.


On the afternoon of 11th July, Beech Class visited the local church in Cliddesden village -  St.Leonards Church. We walked through the country fields to get to the church and were met by Reverend Stephen on arrival.


Whilst we were at the church we were shown special parts of the church which are important, such as: the font, the lectern, the alter, the pulpit and the pews. We were also very impressed with the stained glass windows and we learnt that the windows are there to tell Bible stories through pictures. Reverend Stephen also let us listen to the church bell - we liked hearing the sound this made and thought about how it made us feel.

Reverend Stephen told us that people go to church for many different occasions like weddings, baptisms, funerals, confirmations and most importantly for prayer.


The children had some time quietly reflecting on their visit in the church and deciding what was special in that moment. Popular answers were the age of the church, the stillness, the stained glass windows and the bells.


We all enjoyed our visit to the local church and it was nice to experience what it is like be in a church. We have learnt more about how and why churches are special places to Christians.


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