The Bridge Benefice


Nackington   Lower Hardres   Bridge   Patrixbourne   Bekesbourne

Links with Local Schools

Links with Local Schools

The Benefice encourages links with the local Church of England Primary School which is situated in Bridge.

The pupils enjoy holding their termly services in St Peter’s, as the school has over 400 pupils two services are held during a morning. Workshops are held in church by individual year groups throughout the year to enhance the learning of the children and to celebrate key events such as Christmas and Easter.

The Year 2 children produce an amazing and upbeat version of the Nativity at St Peter's every year.

Our Vicar, Estella Last and Reader, Margaret Clarke, visit regularly to take Collective Worship and Key Stage Assemblies in the School. A number of parishioners volunteer on a regular basis on school trips, as reading helpers and with specialist teaching.

The school is also used as a venue for larger church meetings and Messy Church which is held once a month on a Saturday afternoon. The Church team have also joined up with the school PTA to put together a fete for the Village community.


Christmas 2018 with the children from Bridge and Patrixbourne C.E.P

The children made decorations and held a Christingle Service in the school hall.


Remembrance Displays by the Children of Bridge and Patrixbourne C.E.P

This year the children of Bridge and Patrixbourne C.o.E Primary created wonderful displays of poppies as part of their learning and celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the end of WWI.