OUR SCHOOL VISION
We believe in living a full life based on love and respect which is why we commit to give
Always our best because everyone matters
Jesus said, “I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness.”
Bishop Luffa School seeks to show what ‘life in all its fullness’ means
Bishop Luffa School – A Christian community in action
What is spirituality?
Spirituality is defined in our relationships with:
- Myself – in the past, at the moment and in the future
- Others – family and friends, peers, neighbours and community
- Society – local, national and global
- God – who is creator, redeemer and sustainer
What do we do?
Christian spirituality is lived, not simply studied. It is found in the focus of relationships as we study together and seek to make individual progress. Opportunities for spirituality arise in worship and fund-raising, organised activities and the way we encounter random opportunities during the school day. Spirituality is present in our day-to-day relationships and interactions. It is all there in all your curriculum subjects.
Particular opportunities to explore spirituality include:
- Tutor time
- Connect programme
- House activities
- Year group eucharists
- Christian Union and many other clubs/extracurricular activities
- Artwork and displays around school, including the Wall just outside the Bartlett Hall offering ways to reflect, publicise, celebrate and fundraise
- Opportunities to meet and talk with your clergy team member in tutor time and lessons
Why do we do it?
Our Vision means valuing and supporting opportunities for Christian spirituality. This is key to our successful work in school and living life in all its fullness.
One of our favourite Worship Songs this year has been My Lighthouse by Rend Collective… check out the song here…
In our classroom display boards and tutorial times we particularly use the following prayers which are important to us:
The Lord's Prayer (contemporary version)
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and forever. Amen.
The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen
The Prayer of Saint Richard of Chichester
Thanks be to thee, my Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits thou hast given me,
for all the pains and insults thou hast borne for me.
O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother,
may I know thee more clearly,
love thee more dearly, and follow thee
more nearly, day by day. Amen
There are also some prayers that we use at particular times, like the first day at school.
For a first day at school
Loving God, let me be strong today
as I meet new people in new places.
Make me brave when I am worried,
show me how to learn from everyone around me,
and help me to do my very best. Amen.
O God, the strength of my life,
make known your will for me in this place:
help me to discover friends among strangers,
to meet opportunities and challenges eagerly,
and to do my daily tasks in your name.
Give me strength to overcome my worries,
and preserve me in your safe keeping,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
All tutor groups have their own Worship & Spirituality representatives, who are student leaders that help guide us in developing worship further in our school.