St Eugene de Mazenod

Catholic Primary School

'Go shine in the world.'

Partnership with our parish church

We have a close and fruitful partnership with our parish church, The Sacred Heart Church, Quex Road and with our parish priest, Father Tom.


We regularly attend whole school Masses at church at key points in the Liturgical or school year.  For example we have a whole school Mass at the start and end of the school year, on our saint's feast day (St Eugene de Mazenod), Holy Week Mass and at the Mass at the end of the school year.  We hold our annual Christmas Carol Service in church.  Our children regularly visit the church for services e.g. for Stations of the Cross or to visit the Easter garden.  Father Tom also hosts class prayer services or class Masses in school.  We hold the Sacrament of Reconciliation in school annually.  Father Tom also supports our worship in school, by leading assemblies for example during the period of Lent and blessing our Advent wreath at the start of Advent.


As well as supporting our school worship, Father Tom supports the religious education of our children.  He regularly supports learning about our faith by for example baptising a baby doll for our Reception children when they are learning about the Sacrament of Baptism or being interviewed about Vocation when our oldest children in year 6 are learning about Mission.