Rector's Welcome


Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to St Mary’s Church of England School in Chiddingfold.

My name is Reverend Rachel and, as well as being the Rector of St Mary’s Church in Chiddingfold, I am proud and privileged to be a member of the Governing Committee at the school.

As you might imagine, I attend important meetings about the school’s development, but my role also gives me plenty of opportunities to spend time with the children and staff. I regularly enjoy leading collective worship sessions and celebrating our Christian values and beliefs with the school community.

I also support Religious Education lessons by inviting the children to visit the church or helping them to discuss some of the Big Questions that they encounter when making their way through the curriculum. I am regularly impressed by the depth of thinking that takes place within the school and feel encouraged by the extent to which the children enjoy their learning.

Most of all, I love helping the children to mark the key events of the year – be it Harvest Festival, the Nativity or the Easter period – it is wonderful to gather together to explore the Christian faith and life, and help every child to find out something of the goodness that it offers.

Alongside our school governors, parishioners and parents, I am fully committed to St Mary’s and the education of our children.

God Bless, Reverend Rachel