At St Mark’s CE Primary school we have many celebrations and events which reflect and embody our overt Christian character.

Many of them follow the Anglican calender and others are key events where the children and adults reflect on aspects of their life and identity, their place in our community or society or ways in which they can affect others’ lives. Below is just a flavour of what we have done this year so far.

The school services such as Harvest, Christmas, Easter and Leavers are equally well attended by parents as they come to join with the pupils in worship at these important times.

Harvest Festival – October 18

In October St Mark’s CE Primary School held our annual Harvest festival service. The children were all asked to bring in food items to support the local food banks. The parents and children were incredibly generous bringing in items of food. The children spent time reflecting on all they have, praying for those who were less fortunate than themselves and thanking God for the gifts he gives us. The generosity is a true reflection of how all the children and their families live at out are school value of fellowship and supporting the community.

Christmas Service – December 18

We heard the Christmas story through bible readings and carols. Children from our school led the service in prayer and there were some lovely contributions from our choir and musicians.

Easter Service – April 19

The church looked lovely, and the children sang and performed fabulously.

The Reverend Laurence Powell – May 19

At his appointment as Priest-In-Charge of St Mark’s Church, Broadwater Down. Pictured with

Keith Root (church warden), The Venerable Julie Conalty the Archdeacon of Tonbridge, Bishop James Langstaff the Bishop of Rochester and Brian Lester (church warden).