St Francis Xavier

Catholic Primary School

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Catholic Life

The Catholic Life of the School


Through this page, we aim to share with you and celebrate many of the elements which make our Catholic school so special and show how families, the Parish and the school work together in supporting the development of our children's faith and Religious Education.


Year Six Leavers Mass

Ash Wednesday Liturgy

Fr Henry and the chaplaincy team led the children and staff at St Francis Xavier in their Ash Wednesday liturgy. 

Prayer Station: Share the Love- Pass it on

Prayer Station: Pray for Peace

The chaplaincy team created the prayer station 'Pray for Peace' as they wanted to think about people who need our prayers all around the world. During our prayer meeting time, children can come into the quiet space of the prayer room and add their prayer for peace around the world. Both children and staff have visited the prayer station guided by the Chaplaincy Team.


'Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.'

Romans 12:18 

Carols around the crib

To finish our Autumn term, we gathered together with parents and Father Henry for our beautiful carols around the crib service.

Well done to our school choir for spreading Christmas joy in the local community, with a beautiful Christmas choir service 

Our Christmas Angels donations for refuge

Our school chaplaincy team asked the children throughout school to bring donations to give to our local refuge. 

Chaplaincy team given Christmas cards to parents

Christmas cards for our local community


Fr Henry visited our Y4, Y5 and Y6 pupils to help them to prepare to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent. Fr Henry returned following this session to administer the sacrament to pupils in our school prayer room. 

Our Feast Day of St Francis Xavier Mass

We were very lucky to be able to welcome Fr Henry back to lead our Mass on the Feast Day of St Francis Xavier. It was also lovely to listen to the prayers written and read by our chaplaincy team and to be joined by both parents and parishioners. 

Messy Church

Our lunchtime club Messy Church began yesterday and the children had so much fun! Our focus was Moses and in particular Exodus 2 when Moses was found in a basket on the Nile by the Pharoah's daughter. We also discussed Moses parting the Red Sea and his journey to the promised land. These stories inspired our activities of making a baby basket for Moses made from rice krispies, parting a sea of pepper with washing up liquid and drawing a sandy footprint with the words 'God is with me wherever I go'. 

The Blessing of the Wreaths

Thank you Father Henry for joining us at St Francis Xavier to bless our advent wreaths.

It was lovely to see so many children and parents in school helping to make our Advent wreaths.

Month of the Rosary

Fr Henry came into school to speak to our KS2 children all about the Rosary. The children loved having the opportunity to ask lots of questions about the Rosary and what it means to Catholics and Fr Henry. They were fascinated and learnt lots!

Letter from Bishop Ralph

The Relics of St Bernadette

Our Year 5 and 6 children enjoyed our walk to St Peters in Chains to visit St Bernadette's Relics. It was a very special event to be a part of. 

Our Harvest Festival

Welcome Mass