Clypping Service 2018


It was a beautiful sunny morning for our annual Clypping Service on Friday March 9th. All pupils and staff, together with a small but enthusiastic group of parents, gathered together in Church to listen as Father Jonathan explained the origins of this ancient custom. The tradition of ‘Clypping’ the Church involves forming a ring around the outside of it by holding hands, in order to ‘surround’  the church with love. Father Jonathan drew parallels with giving thanks for our mothers on Mothering Sunday, in as much as our mothers ‘surround’ us with love and the Church is viewed by many as a mother in our community, bringing everyone together.

After starting the service inside, we all went outside and spaced ourselves out around the Church. Thanks to the extra parents, we were able to reach right the way around it and Father Jonathan led us in giving ‘Three Cheers’ for our Church! We ended our service by coming together again to say The Lord’s Prayer.

Mrs Strudwick

March 19th, 2018

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Headteacher: Jane Gardener

Secretary: Trish Birrell

Sandringham and West Newton Primary School
School Road, West Newton, Norfolk, PE31 6AXUnited Kingdom01485 540506

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