We are currently without an Incumbant, as our vicar, The Revd Richard Braddy, left this position in February 2022. When he was in post he was a Foundation Governor and Vice-Chair of the Governing Body. Rev Richard led Collective Worship regularly and enjoyed working alongside the School Christian Ambassadors. However, despite awaiting a new appointee, we have strong links with the Church and regularly hold services there, as well as being involved in other community activities.
We have two Foundation Governors appointed by the Church and one of them, Liz Shervington, is an active member of the church family, serving on the church PCC. The second Foundation Governor, Colin Mills is also an active member of St Mary's Church.
The school visits the church regularly for services and educational visits.
As a Church of England School, we are keen to partner with churches in the community so that our children are offered rich experiences and opportunities to engage widely with the Christian faith. We have a strong partnership with our local church: St Mary Magdalene. The church was recorded on the Domesday survey, and the church is the smallest of the remaining seven ancient Thanet churches.
Canon Gausden often comes in to lead collective worship and other events on a weekly basis. We also hold some of our Christian celebration services at Church, including Harvest Festival, Christmas Christingle and service and Easter services.