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Worship in the Community

Thinking about the special places in our community.

Year 5 Class Worship- Easter 


"Brilliant worship! You could see lots of hard work had gone into it and I learnt some new things about Easter! Rev Alice 


"What a fantastic play, great to see the children learning new languages." 


"The story of Christ's love for us beautifully portrayed. Great music  and well done to all the children, confident and enthusiastic."


"Lovely to see all the children growing in confidence. A lovely Easter story." 

Age Uk Worship- Supporting Our Community 


'An excellent service, nice to be invited'

'The School Council and Choir did a marvellous job, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Well done'


These were just a couple of the comments made by members of our school community who were invited to attend a special worship to raise awareness of the work of Age UK.

Thank you to Elaine Williams from Age UK who supported our School Council.


 'Show respect for old people and honour them.' Leviticus 19: 32

The Three Churches and Their Three Schools Unite at Christmas 

St.James Over Darwen, St James Lower Darwen and St. Paul's Hoddlesden came together to explore the deeper meaning of Christmas through a journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem.

St Paul's Church and School Sunday Worship

WOW Committee visiting the War Graves to lay poppies.

On Friday 10th November at 11pm St. Paul's School remembered the fallen of Hoddlesden and Waterside. The Head Boy and Head Girl welcomed everyone and laid the wreath on behalf of the school. Along with the Worship Leaders they read The Exhortation and said prayers.

St.Paul's would like to thank Mr Bob Aldcroft and Mr Chris Holden who played the Last Post.

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed.


St Paul's Remembers

Mission Possible Carnival

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This is a video of the procession making its way down Bayne Street and into the school grounds. The two hundred strong congregation marched around the village, celebrating Bible stories and encouraging members of the community to come and attend the carnival back on the school grounds.

Marching through the streets of Hoddlesden.

Mission Possible -Carnival

Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday some children from school paraded around the village waving their palm branches and took part in a service at Church.

Mother's Day Service in Church

The Worship Committee did a marvellous job at the Mother's Day Service. They read beautiful readings, contributed a thoughtful power point, helped with the action songs and planted daffodil bulbs to give out to Mums. Thank you so much Worship Committee.

Barnabas in Schools Outreach Worship

Barnabas in Schools is a Christian outreach organisation that works with schools to deliver creative Worship and RE. Diana taught us about how special we all are to God in Worship. Afterwards the children took part in role-play, singing and games linked to the values of peace,friendship and forgiveness.

Priest in Charge Licensing- Reading Isaiah 35

Priest in Charge Licensing Prayer from the Headteacher of St Paul's CE Primary 


Let us pray,

God help us to build a flourishing community

Help us to grow into love.

Help us to find our roots of inspiration.

Help us to have a perspective that is filled with unfading hope.

God help us to build a flourishing community

Guide us to have unity and togetherness.

Guide us to have a respect of people, religion and nations.

Guide us to not to be afraid of change and express our thoughts and beliefs with humbleness.

God help us to build a flourishing community

Help us to care for our neighbours

Help us to trust and be thankful for our ‘garden fence’ chatter.

Help us to recognise chance made us neighbours and choice made us friends.

God help us to build a flourishing community

We do this in your name,



St Wilfrid's Nine Carols and Readings at Blackburn Cathedral

Christmas Spectacular at Blackburn Cathedral

Supporting a Community Overseas

Remembrance at the War Memorial

Crossroads Worship Event Ewood Park

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