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What does being a Methodist School mean?


“All need to be saved.
All may be saved.
All may know themselves saved.
All may be saved to the uttermost.”
(Traditional summary of the Methodist Teaching)

Background

The Methodist Church was founded by John Wesley in the mid-1700s. He believed that Christianity was for all and he travelled Britain, America and Europe spreading this belief. Our school was founded by the Methodist Church in the mid-1800s and still today provides education for all. Our school's ethos is based on Christian principles and the Methodist principle of "for all" is reflected in the inclusive nature of our school. This means we embrace and respect all faiths (and those who do not practise a faith), whilst seeking to celebrate similarities, in particular core values.

 

Our Methodist identity today (by Reverend Les Nevin)

Being a Methodist School, and working in partnership with our Church and its community, helps to shape our distinctive ethos where we can embrace and promote Christian Values in a respectful, sincere and enjoyable way.


We believe, as a Methodist School, that it is our responsibility to help children develop a moral foundation built upon Christian beliefs, from which to live their lives with respect for themselves and each other with a global perspective.


Our values aim to promote spiritual and moral development and are rooted in the Bible, many being drawn from the teaching of Jesus. They can therefore be described as Christian values, though may also be seen as touching on what it means to be a responsible citizen.


Our collective worship often has a focus on these values.
Every member of our school community is valued.
Together we value: friendship, love, tolerance, forgiveness, koinonia (cooperation), peace, creation, compassion, endurance, hope, justice, thankfulness and trust.
This is by no means an exclusive list.
Above all, our core aim is to teach and care for children in response to their individual learning and emotional needs.

Visit North Yorkshire Dales Circuit of the Methodist Church

 

Home School Values: ideas for family discussion and reflection.

Compassion

Courage

Creativity

Forgiveness

Friendship

Generosity

Hope

Humility

Justice

Peace

Perseverance

Respect

Responsibility

Service

Thankfulness

Trust

Truthfulness

Wisdom

 

Spirituality at Richmond Methodist Primary School


Spirituality has been described as that which makes us conscious of the mystery and wonder of life and moves us to seek meaning in it. It recognises there is more to life than what we see and touch.Different things may prompt it.


For Christians the source of all life and being is God revealed in Jesus Christ. Christian Spirituality is how we experience being drawn into the life and activity of God by his Spirit. It involves Prayer and study of the Bible but is much more. It is about the whole of life.


http://www.westyorkshiredales.anglican.org/spirituality