Church Schools

Church of England schools are part of the maintained (state) system of education and their Trust Deeds require them, for the most part, to serve their local communities. To that extent they are no different from community schools.

The term 'faith school' has come into common usage in the last few years. A better term would be 'schools with a distinctive Christian character'. The Trust Deeds of many of our Church Schools often state that the school was founded to 'educate the poor of this parish...' this was at a time when most children did not receive an education. These same Trust Deeds still hold good today and our Church Schools are fulfilling them. They serve their local communities and should be, as truly Christian schools, inclusive. They are about providing an education suffused with Christian ethos and values.

Church Schools in the Diocese of Winchester can be found here

 

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Odiham resident to cycle over 1000 miles

Steve Brown is raising funds for local church
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General Synod votes in favour of women bishops

Statement from the Bishop of Winchester
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Eleven new clergy ordained at Winchester Cathedral

New Deacons will serve communities across Hampshire and Dorset
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A new Bishop for Basingstoke

Winchester vicar David Williams appointed
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St Peter's Church, Ropley

Early on Thursday morning there was a serious fire at St Peter's Church in Ropley.
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Funeral and memorial service for Bishop John Baker

Academy Drum Band Performs at Wolvesey

Academy Drum Band Performs at Wolvesey for the Bishop’s Clergy and Readers Supper
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Bishop John Austin Baker

It is with deep sorrow that I advise the Right Reverend John Austin Baker died at 6 a.m. this morning, Wednesday 4 June.
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Thanks from Bishop Peter and Jane Hancock

Bishop and Archdeacon help out at local charity