At St Thomas More School, we believe in building strong links with our parish community. We work closely with our parish priest, Father Martin Trask, and our parish Deacon, Derek Walton.
Father Martin and Derek are regular visitors to our school, and work in class supporting children with their learning and development. They regularly celebrate mass in school, and the school often organise school masses in church. Father Martin and Derek also come into school to celebrate class masses, and hear confessions. Father Martin also joins the children on their residential in Year Six.
We enjoy welcoming our parish community into school and invite the community to share mass with us when it is celebrated in school.
Children are encouraged to visit the church throughout the year, for a variety of reasons. The Year Six’s have visited as a retreat at the beginning of their Y6 journey, and will conclude their Y6 journey with a final retreat in June. Individual Year groups visit church to celebrate weekday mass with the parisioners. Classes also visit church to develop their understanding of RE topics. This year, the infant classes visited church to perform a pretend baptism on a doll, and Father Martin talked about the signs and symbols all around the church.