We are supported by our two local parish churches St Hilda's and St Matthew's whose vicars regularly lead worship.
Ashford CE Primary School’s association with St Matthew’s and St Hilda’s goes back many years. Both churches are landmarks in Ashford town centre offering much support and respite for many in our community. Father Stuart from St Matthew's provides regular pastoral support, visits the school and leads worship on a weekly basis. Father Chris from St Hilda's captures the children's imagination and inspires in them a love of God.
We are also very fortunate in that we have a link with St Saviour’s Church and the local Salvation Army also regularly join us to lead our Collective Worship.
We are also pleased to subscribe to FACT (Faith Awareness in Children Trust) who come in to lead worship and provide thought provoking and exciting RE theme days across the school.
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At Ashford we celebrate our faith in a number of ways. Each classroom has a Reflection area where children are encouraged to sit quietly and read or write prayers. We have a special Prayer Tree where children can write and attach their prayers. Each class has its own candle which is brought into the room at different times during the week.
We celebrate the customary seasons such as Christmas, Easter and Harvest Festival. School Services are held at both St Matthew's and St Hilda's during the year.
We also take part in the St Matthew’s Ashford Tree Festival each year. This is an exciting event where schools, groups and other organisations each decorate a special Christmas Tree as part of the church’s Christmas Fair. We have won prizes such a Children’s Prayer book and a silver tree decoration.