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At Connect2 we are blessed to have a very strong relationship with the local primary school.

ST. ANNE’S C.E. (VC) PRIMARY SCHOOL

Together with God, Making Learning a Life Long Friend

Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

At St Anne’s, we aspire to be guided in all that we do by our inclusive Christian ethos. We are enthusiastic about life-long learning and share wisdom in serving each other and our world.  We encourage all to live lives of hope and aspiration, inspired through acquiring new skills and attributes. Dignity and respect are at the heart of our school.

Our motto and values are built on the pillars of our inclusive Christian ethos and underlying principles of St. Anne’s Primary School. To find out more about St Anne’s school visit their website.

Messy Church 2023

It has been great to be able to spend some fun time with families from St Anne’s in this year’s Messy Sundays. Thank you to all who have helped and supported these events and to the school who faithfully advertise them.

This year some of the fun activities have included Easter Egg Hunts, designing model Lighthouses, creating Christmas crackers and of course decorating cakes and biscuits to fit the theme. Most importantly time has been spent with family and friends as we celebrate the special events in the church’s year.

Christingle in School 2023

It was great to have the opportunity to join with the staff and pupils at St Anne’s school to celebrate Christingle. The pupils had expertly created their own Christingles and it was an amazing sight to light the candles at the end of the worship and to take the time to think about how we can be lights through this new year ahead.

Christingle is a joyful celebration that brings communities together to share the light of Jesus and spread a message of hope. Each element of a Christingle has a special meaning and helps to tell the Christian story:

  • The orange represents the world
  • The red ribbon (or tape) symbolises God’s love for the world and everything in it which is seen in blood of Christ
  • The sweets and dried fruit represent all of God’s creations gifted to us to look after
  • The lit candle represents Jesus’s light in the world, bringing hope to people living in darkness; remembering also that Jesus said that we too could be lights in the darkness.

Christmas 2023

Christmas Hampers

This Christmas saw Connect2 and the Methodist Church working with St Anne’s primary school to create Christmas hampers and providing children’s Christmas presents for some local families. Christmas is one of the most important times for us at Connect2 as it is the time when we remember God’s amazing gift of love to the world. In working with St Anne’s to create the Christmas hampers we hoped to share some of God’s love and blessings to local families. It is also our prayer for all at St Anne’s and Brown Edge in general that, after such a tough year, all may truly know a Christmas full of God’s comfort and joy.