Latchingdon: Christ Church
Christ Church, Latchingdon is a Gothic revival church, dating to 1856 and built to the designs of J P St Aubyn. It became a Grade II Listed Building as of 15th January 2020.
There is currently no Parish Priest but the Church Wardens are Mrs Moir Gunfield and Mrs Nonnie Bridge and the Secretary is Mrs Maggie Minister.
Being a church founded school, we have close links with the Church which is within a 2 minute walk from the school and the whole school attends the Church for services at Harvest Festival, Christmas and Easter. Due to the space within the Church and the number of pupils we currently have we are, unfortunately, currently unable to invite parents/carers to attend these services.
As a Church of England Primary School daily assemblies, involving an act of worship are held each day. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from collective worship. This right can be exercised for any reason and notice of withdrawal needs to be given in writing to the Headteacher. Children who are withdrawn from collective worship are supervised in an appropriate alternative activity.
Our daily assemblies and services at the Church are very important to us. For over 10 years a group of KS2 children have taken part in a very successful Worship Group. They meet once a month, at lunchtime, to share ideas and raise money for charitable organisations. During 2019/2020 they organised a sponsored walk which raised over £900 for new reading books for the school.
Currently we have 20 members and we are often joined by Mrs Minister, from Messy Church.