“St. Michael’s Church of England School, established upon Christian foundations, and living out the Christian faith, is committed to providing every child with an excellent education.”
We promote our Vision through the key words:
‘Create – Equip – Partner’
The Bible says: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
The Parent Prayer Group was established many years ago to do just this. It continues to thrive as part of our school community.
Meet the Team
“Hi I’m Claire and as a new parent at St Michael’s I’m excited to be part of the parents’ prayer group as it’s an opportunity to meet with parents from different classes and pray for all aspects of school life”
“Hi, I’m Rachael and I have two daughters who either run or skip into school which is always a good sign”.
“Hi, I am Amanda, also a parent at the school. It’s great to have the opportunity in the midst of busy terms, to focus to pray, and connect with others from the school community”.
The St. Michaels Parents Prayer Group is an opportunity to thank God for the school, the teachers and all the parents and children that make this community so wonderful. It is also a chance for us to pray for specific occasions/events at the school, asking for God’s guidance, His provision and also praying about any pastoral issues that are happening within our school community may that be loss, health-issues, work difficulties, relationship conflict etc. We are here to support our community – our school and each other through prayer.
We would love for you to be part of the St. Michael’s Parents Prayer meetings – either by putting any prayer requests in the prayer box in the schools reception (anonymously or not) or by coming along to one of our prayer meetings and join us in praying for all aspects of St Michael’s school.
We meet each month on a Monday morning and Friday afternoon (dates below), at the school, in the Middle Phase Reflective Area, if you are not sure where this is, please come to the school reception and they will guide you. We are starting a new Friday prayer group from September as due to work commitments, some of you couldn’t join us on the Monday. Its a very informal group – you are welcome to join in and pray or to sit quietly and reflect in prayer. Feel free to bring your little ones too.
Prayer Meeting Dates
The Parent Prayer Group meet on the 1st Monday at 9am and 1st Friday at 2:30pm in the Middle Phase Reflective Area. If you are not sure where this is, please come to the school reception and they will guide you.
It is a very informal group – you are welcome to join in and pray or to sit quietly and reflect in prayer. Feel free to bring your little ones too.
Parent Prayer Box
The Prayer Group have a Prayer Box for the school community and this is located in the front main entrance. If anyone in our school community wishes the Prayer Group to offer prayers for them, their family or friends, then simply put a message with the details in the box and a member of the Group will collect them prior to the Prayer Group Meeting. In addition there is an informal network of parents who email their class each month to ask if they have any prayer requests for the class as a whole or for individuals.
We asked our parents why the Prayer Group is important to us and what we gain from it both as individuals and as a school community. It is clear from the quotes given that the impact of having the Parent Prayer Group enables members of the school community to come together to reflect and offer prayers for those within our school.
Why is the prayer group important to me?
- “It’s great to have the opportunity in the midst of busy terms, to focus to pray, and connect with others from the school community”.
- “It is a great privilege to be a part of St Michaels school, where Christian values and taught and upheld. Through prayer, we remind ourselves that God is in charge and will be with our children and their teachers every day at school. There is such a sense of comfort in that.”
What do we gain from it?
- “It is so encouraging not just to pray on my own but to meet with others.”
- “I love that we have the opportunity to gather, in Jesus name, to pray for our children, the staff and the whole school community. I believe that in praying for any cares or concerns, we give God the authority to work and move on our behalf. He takes the weight of our burdens, He hears and answers our prayers.”