St John's

Catholic Primary School

At St John's we grow and learn in the footsteps of Jesus.

Downside Abbey

Downside Abbey


Sophia and Chante in Year 5 were two children who represented our school community at Downside Abbey with Bishop Declan.


Read what they had to say on the visit.......'On Friday we were so lucky to travel on the school mini bus to Downside Abbey and attend the Chaplaincy Service. We were with 300 other Chapel Champions from schools across the Diocese. It was a beautiful sunny day but when we arrived we were amazed by the awe and wonder of the Abbey - none of us have ever been inside an Abbey before! We definitely want to go back! Each of us sang and reflected on the role we have to lead this year and Bishop Declan said we had to have courage to stand up for what is right. We were so proud to receive our Chaplaincy badges from the Bishop and even managed to meet with him at the end of the service. We can't wait to develop our Chapel Champion role this year.'