On Monday 26th September, the School Council representatives went to All Saints
Parish Church in Kingston for a special service. This is held every year and it is to
pray for our judges and magistrates. The Mayor of Kingston and many judges
As we arrived, we were all so confused as to why there were soldiers at the
entrance. It took us five minutes to realise that they were simply there to guide us
into the church and to meet the Mayor and judges.
As we entered the church, I muttered ’Fancy’ under my breath because the church
was beautifully decorated and I liked the gardens around the building. We sat down
and the service started with the national anthem. We learnt that this service is part of
a 100 year old tradition. We listened to a choir, sang hymns, said prayers for the
judges and listened to the vicar of Kingston speak.
We all enjoyed attending the service. Ellie (Yr 3) said: ‘I liked the fanfare of trumpets
as we left the church. I also liked singing the hymns because they made me feel
happy and calm’.
Hamish (Yr 3) said: ‘I enjoyed listening to the Tiffin Boys’ choir and I was impressed
by the army marching off at the end of the service. I also liked listening to the Bible
reading from one of the judges’.
Esther (Yr2) said: ‘I liked singing the national anthem’.
Kit and Fabiana (Yr 1) sai : ‘It was great’.