St Peter's Church, Redmile
St Peter's Church in Redmile was completed during the 12th Century. The first Rector of the Church is recorded in 1220. It stands proud at the North end of the village.
St Peter's is part of the group of churches collectively known as the 'Vale of Belvoir Churches' within the Diocese of Leicester which is part of the Church of England.
The children at Redmile School have made use of the Church for many varied events, whether it be school projects or family services; all are enjoyed by our whole community.
Redmile School children have been frequent visitors to the church to discover more of their Christian heritage and for research for their various school topics. They have studied the artefacts in church, the history of the church and the church's contribution to village life.
Displays of the children's work have been regularly displayed, enhancing the children's worship and other cross-curricular projects.
Many of our school celebrations are well attended by parents, family, and friends from the local community as well as visitors from afar who have enjoyed the school’s performances: the music, the drama, the fun and predictable jokes! The commitment and enthusiasm, as well as their high levels of performance, are always well received and commended.
We promote services and events at the church via our weekly newsletter to parents and the school notice board. Families are encouraged to attend these services and are made very welcome. Children participate by reading passages from the Bible, joining in drama sketches, playing musical instruments and by saying prayers.
Photos Inside St Peter's Church
Here we are learning about the church and special artefacts.
This is the font, where people are Christened.
The altar is the heart of the church.
Our artwork made out of natural resources can be found in church, too.
A Remembrance Service- We Will Remember Them.
Our Harvest Festival display for Church.
Rev David Payne.
David became the Vicar of Redmile in May 2017, having already served the communities of Bottesford and Muston since 2015.
His background is in information work, though he also worked for the YMCA and very briefly on the Sooty Show.
He is married to Jo, and has two sons aged 22 and 16. His interests are football, walking, writing and reading P G Wodehouse.
He has 20 years experience as a school governor and hopes at Redmile to have a particular input to collective worship and to strengthening the relationship between church and school.
Role of a Foundation Governor
Foundation Governors are expected to represent the Christian ethos of the school on the Governing body and supporting the emphasis that education is carried out in accordance with the doctrines and practices of the Church of England.
Such a Governor should be a regular attending member of the Governing body of the school and should offer support to the head teacher and staff in the work that they do.
Visits to the school are regularly made and Foundation Governors actively contribute to the development of the school by way of involvement in the curriculum, finance, admissions, etc.