Year 7 Church Visit 2013

Y7 pupils were welcomed to St John the Baptist church in Newport in November  as part of their Philosophy, Theology and Ethics lessons. In their first year at Park pupils study all the major religions and the roles different groups play in the community and this trip gives them a chance to look around a busy Christian church with strong local ties.

Reverend Andy Dodwell said he was glad to have the opportunity to show children around the building and talk to them about some of the church’s activities outside of the main services. The session also allows children to see churches are not all cold, gloomy places that may seem intimidating. “There are people who are terrified of church buildings,” he said. “And this gives us a chance to show they can be warm and welcoming places and dispel any misconceptions.”