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Spirituality for All

The Church Connection

Townsend is a Church school and Religious Education is an important part of our curriculum. An academic subject in its own right, it is also an integral part of each student’s day, helping them to explore their understanding of God and to reflect on their relationship with him, each other and the world they live in. All students study Religious Education to examination level.

The emphasis is on worship and celebration. Every morning begins with an act of collective worship, either in form groups or assemblies. This school has a long association with St Albans Cathedral and Abbey Church and services are held in the Cathedral four times a year. There are also opportunities during each term to attend Holy Communion services held in school and a Christian youth group meets regularly to worship and pray together in a friendly and informal atmosphere.

Our Christian beliefs form the cornerstone of everything we do. We aim to stimulate lively, enquiring minds as students examine the development of religious belief and moral and ethical questions. Fund-raising for charity and voluntary services to the community are examples of the practical opportunities our students have to live out Christian values.

The Townsend Dedication Prayer

We thank you Lord for Townsend School.
Thank you for the many people who founded the School
And through eighty years have served and nurtured it.
Give us grace, O Lord, that in our lives
we may be true to the heritage handed over to us,
and that by our self-sacrifice,
we may preserve it for those who come after us;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

‘There’s so much trust here. Teachers go out of their way to listen and understand you and we all look out for each other’

Year 10 Student