The Parish Church - St. Bridget's, Bridstow

The school is a Voluntary Aided Church of England School in the parish of Bridstow. The parish church is St. Bridget's and the Rector, Revd. Crispin Pemberton is a governor of the school. Revd Pemberton regularly takes school assemblies and the school has its Christmas and Easter services at St. Bridget's. Other members of St. Bridget's act as Foundation Governors, as members of the 'Open the Book' team or as Volunteers listening to children read or helping in some other way.


About St. Bridget's

With the exception of the West Tower, St Bridget's church was re-built in 1862, but the chancel arch is of an early 12th-century material. The church is normally open from 10 am until dusk each day. You are very welcome to visit, to wander around, pray, or just sit and soak up the quiet as you let the story of this ancient building bring you peace.

St. Bridget's is part of a "Benefice" of churches called the "StowCaple Group", which also contains six other churches in Foy, How Caple, Kings Caple, Peterstow, Sellack and Sollershope. Further details of services and other activities can be found on the benefice website.


Church of England Schools

One in four primary schools and one in 16 secondary schools in England are Church of England schools. There are more than 4,700 of these establishments, where around one million pupils are educated. A church school - in the way the Church of England understands it - is not confessional. Church of England schools are established primarily for the communities they are located in. They are inclusive and serve equally those who are of the Christian faith, of other faiths and of no faith.

Further information regarding the Church of England's 'Vision for Education' can be found on the Church of England website.


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