Want to be part of Thank Your Vicar Week?
Oct 15-22 2017
Hundreds of Church of England parishes and primary schools are getting ready to say a big thank you to their vicar this autumn, as national Thank Your Vicar Week kicks off from October 15-22.
In your resources sheet you’ll find great ideas to run a special school assembly or Sunday service, including…
- lots of content for your assembly or service
- short film on Why do we want to thank our vicar? Devised for primary age upwards
- invitation and poster templates
- fundraising ideas for Thank Your Vicar Week so we can continue to care for clergy health and wellbeing
What is Thank Your Vicar Week?
- Thank Your Vicar Week gives parishes and Church of England primary schools the opportunity to say a big thank you for everything your clergy does for the community
- It’s happening from Sun 15–Sun 22 October, to coincide with St Luke’s Feast Day on 18 October
- Thank Your Vicar Week invites every Anglican diocese to take part
- It’s organised by St Luke’s Healthcare for the Clergy, a charity which cares for clergy health and wellbeing
Like this video? It’s part of our free resources to help your school celebrate Thank Your Vicar Week.
How does my school or parish get involved?
- Schools are invited to hold a special Thank Your Vicar assembly, using free downloadable resources. These have been designed to enhance the primary RE curriculum. You can download resources [School resources]
- Parishes are invited to hold a Thank Your Vicar Week service on Sunday 15 or 22 October, and/or make a donation to the work of St Luke’s Healthcare for the Clergy. You can download a free Thank Your Vicar Week resource sheet [Parish Resources]
You’ll find plenty of inspiration to help you to…
- Invite your vicar to your assembly or special service, and celebrate what they do for your school and community
- Organise a simple fundraising event as part of Thank Your Vicar Week, as a tangible way of appreciating your vicar’s work. This money will help to continue the work of St Luke’s Healthcare for the Clergy, which cares for the health and wellbeing of Anglican clergy and their families.
- Tell us how you celebrated your week – email stories and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
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