Duxford school has strong links with its local churches in the surrounding catchment villages of Duxford, Hinxton and Ickleton. These villages and churches fall within the Diocese of Ely, at its southernmost part, and in Key Stage 2 the older children visit the Cathedral for a special day trip.
Duxford itself is a three-church village – there is the Duxford United Reformed Church, the parish church of Duxford St Peter, and the beautiful redundant (but still consecrated) church of Duxford St John. We welcome our new Priest in Charge, Petra Shakeshaft.
On Fridays members of the wider Christian community in the villages take weekly assemblies on a rota basis around a shared theme. The school comes to St Peter’s church for an annual carol service at Christmas time; services at Harvest and other significant times are held in school.
Every year the school and local churches hold a ‘Church/School Day’ at which the whole school comes together and spends a day exploring some aspect of the Christian faith. In 2013 we explored prayer through a series of ‘prayer stations’ designed and partly led by GenR8.
In other years we have spent time in the churches on craft and reflective activities. In 2012 we visited the URC and parish churches in Duxford exploring ‘How does God talk to us?’ using the structure and distinctive style of each church, the stories of Isaiah’s Temple vision of God and of the young prophet Samuel. We have also had days exploring the Lord’s Prayer, the parables of Jesus, and visiting the church in Ickleton.
The school has three Foundation Governors, who maintain the church/school links with local parishes:
01223 832137 (Church Office number), priest-in-charge, Duxford, Hinxton and Ickleton
- Mrs Frances Payne (also Vice-Chair of Governors) and member of Ickleton church.
- Mr Gordon Lister (member of Duxford parish church)