Rev Simon Skidmore from St Chad’s Church works with many of our children on a weekly basis. The worship group contribute to an inspiring education based on Christian beliefs, through fun activities and assemblies.
I am Rev Simon Skidmore (known as Simon) and I’m the Parish Mission Priest of Bilston based at St Chad’s Church in the Parish of Bilston. I come into school on Wednesday afternoons and spend half my time with classes; looking at stories in the Bible and other Christian-related themes. The other half of my time is co-ordinating and working with the schools ‘Worship Group’.
I’ve been in Bilston for just over 2 years even though I was born and raised in Wolverhampton. I love playing and watching cricket, football and field Hockey. I play both guitar and piano and love reading books on theology. I’ve been married to my wife for 7 years and we have 2 children. The school has a consistent and friendly worshipping ethos which integrates with its core values. It encourages pupils to participate in and initiate a variety of Acts of worship both in school and in St Leonards Church and I thoroughly enjoy working with the school and its pupils.
Team Vicar of St Chad's
Harvest Assembly 2019 - The Well
On the 2nd October the worship group performed an assembly about Operation Christmas Child. Everyone has learnt all the rules of the shoebox appeal and what happens when a shoebox gets delivered a smile comes on a child’s face. We did a quiz, prayers, bible reading, singing and more. We sang “When I needed a Neighbour”. We covered the values of generosity, compassion. Etc.
Sameer, on behalf of the worship group