Being an Anglican

Parish life

RE in a Church of England school enables pupils to expand their understanding of the Church by learning about everyday life in a parish.

  • Priests, vicars and curates
  • Lay leaders: churchwardens and PCCs
  • Worship: Eucharist, services of the Word
  • Music in worship
  • Baptisms, confirmations, weddings and funerals
  • Evangelism, Alpha, Emmaus, Credo, etc
  • Home groups
  • Pilgrimages and retreats
  • Activities for children and young people
  • Community involvement

Beyond the parish

An understanding of the life of the Church beyond the parish boundaries:

  • Dioceses, bishops and cathedrals
  • Archbishops of Canterbury and York and in the rest of the world:
  • Lively and growing churches
  • Multicultural Christianity
  • The Anglican Communion
  • Ecumenical partnerships

Church and nation
The story of the Church of England and how it has affected our national life.

Christianity comes to Britain Alban, Patrick, Columba and Augustine
Rome and Northumbria Iona, Lindisfarne, Hilda and the synod of Whitby
Church and state Thomas a Becket, monasteries
The Bible in English Wycliffe, Tyndale and the Authorised Version
The Reformation Henry VIII to Elizabeth, the martyrs
Developing worship From Cranmer to the 1662 Prayer Book
Evangelicals and Tractarians Wesley, Simeon, Pusey and Newman
Improving society Wilberforce, Shaftesbury and Josephine Butler
Church schools and hospitals Robert Raikes, Joshua Watson, Florence Nightingale
The development of missions SPCK, CMS and USPG
The twentieth century William Temple, CS Lewis, Desmond Tutu
People of local significance in the diocese St Anselm, St Werburgh, St Chad, John Sumner, William Gladstone


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