In order to develop the faith life of the school, we have a beautiful Spiritual Prayer Garden that all children and adults are welcome to use when they would like time be calm and quiet. The area is also used for reflection, collective worship, and liturgy.
The garden is located within our Forest / Wilderness environment and our children helped with deciding what kind of things they would like in it. There are lots of different things to look for which represents God’s wonderful world. The children are allowed to use the garden at lunchtimes as a choice when they would like some quiet time.
In July 2021, we officially named the space our ‘Fiona Conerly Spiritual Garden’ in honour of our lovely Headteacher who retired after a number of successful years at St Joseph’s Middle School. Fiona was a huge asset to our school and parish community in so many ways. We won’t forget her dedication as both a Teacher and Executive Headteacher over the years. She retired in the Summer of 2020 and had a caring nature towards our parents, staff, and children. The children sang songs and presented her with a retirement gift. The Spiritual Garden cross will stand a testament to all she achieved in our schools.
To see what has been going on recently in our Spiritual Garden take a look at our video and photos below
"It is very majestic and surrounds the nature created by God"
"It is a calm environment where we can reflect on life and nature"
St Joseph’s Catholic Middle School