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Religious Education

‘With Jesus we learn as a joyful family, and flourish to be the best that

we can be.’

At St Mary's and St Benedict's we use the ‘Come and See' Religious education programme as the basis of our religious teaching.  During the course of the year the children will also study other faiths as part of this curriculum.  The ‘Come and See' programme forms the basis for the curriculum but other materials, texts and artefacts are used to enrich the religious education of the children. 


The curriculum will also be supported and enriched by:

-     Children being engaged in the preparation and presentation of masses in church and in school.

-     Children enjoying, preparing and participating in assemblies based on a weekly statement to live by

-     Children engaging in collective worship at a special focal point in classrooms.

-     The close contact between the parish and school.

-     Children’s involvement in various aspects of community life in the parish.

Come and See Overview

2020 - The Year of the Word

Sunday 1st December 2019

Today marks the official start of a whole year dedicated to celebrating, living and sharing the Word of God. We pray that during this Year of the Word we may be attentive to the voice of God speaking to us through the scriptures.


The theme of the Year of the Word will be ‘The God Who Speaks’.


During the year, we will be taking part by celebratingliving and sharing God‘s word with an exciting new Scripture initiative. It’s an opportunity to enrich current practice and to develop and explore new ways of responding to ‘The God who Speaks’.


Throughout 2020 there will be a range of events, activities and resources to participate in all around the country. To help achieve transformation in our hearts and in our communities there will be three themes of celebratingliving and sharing God’s word.


The God who Speaks Prayer

Living God,

you walk alongside us

and speak to us throughout the Scriptures.

Your Son, Jesus Christ, listens to our hopes and fears

and shows us how to live for one another.

Send us the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and minds

so that we may be your witnesses throughout the world.



Resources bought by the Chaplaincy team to help staff and pupils join in and celebrate the Year of the Word