All Saints Church was founded in 1860 and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2010.
In 1870 the Church, together with the Diocese of Bath and Wells, built All Saints School.
In those days it started as a Sunday School, but quickly developed into an Infants and Primary school serving this community. The school has been supported by the church ever since.
Across the Diocese, we have some 33,000 children currently in church schools. The added value that the ethos and heritage of church schools contributes has been strongly recognised by different Governments over the years and many parents rightly see them as healthy and good schools.
Our aim here, as we seek to support the school, is to be a friend and resource. Our Church building is used on a daily basis by the school, we have weekly assemblies taken by the clergy of the church, whole school services for festivals, we provide 3 Foundation Governors to assist in leading the school and we provide pastoral support when needed. We are pleased that our relationship with the school is warm, strong and supportive.
The Diocese takes as its guiding principal some words of Christ found in John’s Gospel – “I have come that they might have life, and have it to the full”. This is what a healthy and positive partnership between the School and Church feels like and at All Saints Church, we hope that our partnership with All Saints East Clevedon Church of England Primary School contributes to this fulfilment and enjoyment of learning and living.
Fr Noel Hector
Rector of All Saints Church and Rural Dean of Portishead