Christmas at St John's

Christmas is a very special and busy time for us here at St John's with Christmas Parties, Special Assemblies, School Christmas Lunch, School Disco, Pantomime and Carol Service. Additionally, children are busy in class making Christmas cards and gifts to take home. 

For many years, our school has taken part in the Operation Christmas Child appeal; this involves parents and staff members filling a shoebox with small gifts. These boxes are then collected and distributed to children in crisis around the world. This year saw the highest number of boxes being donated. Thank you. 


Pendle Productions are a professional theatre company offering Touring Shows, Pantomimes and Educational Workshops across the UK. Each year, their lively cast of performers bring to life the beauty and charm of a magical fairy tale for the children at St John's. Their fun packed performances have the children in fits of laughter and joining in with shouts of 'Oh no he isn't' and 'He's behind you'. They clap and sing along with the cast and thoroughly enjoy themselves. 

We hope the weather stays fine on the day of our 'Junior Carol Service' so that we can head down to St John's Church. When we arrive, the church is usually packed to the rafters with parents, grandparents and family members. Children hold their Christingles, previously made by pupils in school, as our Choir leads the way in singing 'Hope of Heaven'.  We also have bible readings and children acting out the Christmas Story. 


Open the Book

Christmas Lunch 

Christmas Carol Service