Here at St James' we want to serve the local community including local secondary schools. Some of the ways we can support local secondary schools is through the delivery of SMCS supportive work including lunch and after school clubs, collective worship/assemblies from a christian perspective, R.E delivery (including visits to the church) and prayer & reflection spaces. Everything we offer is completely free and organised by our trained and experienced Youth Minister (Lucy Skelton). We are always happy to discuss ways in which we can serve your school so drop Lucy an email to find out more. Hover over an area below to find out more.
Hot chocolate club - A drop-in session can be ran at lunch-time/longest break time or after school. It is a safe space for young people who want a place to go to talk, have fun and make friends.
Christian Union - A group for young people who already have their own faith or are seeking to find out more about Christianity. A CU can be ran at lunch time/longest break or after school and offers young people a place to meet other christian young people in their school while feeling supported.
Lucy has many years experience of taking assemblies/collective worship times from a christian perspective in both church schools and non-church schools. If you have a particular theme you are looking at Lucy is very happy to fit in with your school ethos, termly theme or current topics.
Whether you want a series of R.E lessons, a questions and answers session, a church visit or Lucy to come in for a one-off Lucy has experience with taking Christian R.E lessons in schools and helping young people understand Christianity and the various beliefs and opinions that Christians have.
Prayer and Reflection Spaces
St James' church has an interactive prayer space 2-3 times a year, it is set up and ran in the main church, schools are welcome to come and visit, but we could also run one in your school for a week (5 days). The students would have the opportunity to experience the space during lesson time (timetabled by the school) and to use it as they wish during break times. The spaces is staffed by DBS cleared team from the church at all times that the space is open. To get an idea of what a prayer/reflection space is like you can watch a walk through video of one of many prayer spaces Lucy has run in schools in East Sussex HERE.