How we teach RE at St Mary's

Key Content and strands for Resources (3 year cycle) from September 2023

British Values and our Catholic Ethos September 2023

Catholic Social Teaching St Mary's September 2023

Collective Worship Policy 2023

The Curriculum Directory (July 2023)

Guidance on Prayer 2023

RE Assessment 2023

RE Guidelines 2023

RE Key Learning and Teaching at St Mary's October 2023

Spiritual and Moral Development 2023

RE Prayer List


RED (To Know You More Clearly)

Statement on Religious Education in Catholic Schools

Religious Education in Catholic Schools



Have a look at our School Prayers:

Our Prayers

The Angelus Prayer

The Angelus PowerPoint



Year of St. Joseph 

(8th December 2020 - 8thDecember 2021)

With the Apostolic Letter ‘Patris Corde’ (‘With a Father’s Heart’), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. 

To mark the occasion, the Holy Father proclaimed a ‘Year of Saint Joseph’ from 8th December 2020, to 8th December 2021.

Patris Corde - The Holy See

Pope Francis Proclaims 'Year Of St Joseph'      

Prayers to St Joseph

St Joseph Assembly PowerPoint

St Joseph Assembly Notes

Church Grants Plenary Indulgence for Year of St Joseph

St Joseph in Art

Novena- A Journey with St Joseph

'With A Father's Love' (Faith Sharing Autumn 2021)


GOD WHO SPEAKS The Year of the Word 2020-2021

Saint Jerome

 Missionary Month 'Baptised and Sent'.

The Year of the Word Assembly

What is 'Verbum Domini'

Verbum Domini

The Year of the Word The God Who Speaks Information September 2019

How to do Lectio Divina

Official Prayers for the Year of the Word

Catholics and The Bible

Read St Matthew's Gospel Day by Day

The Catholic Guide to Ordinary Time


The Catechism of the Catholic Church


‘Fratelli Tutti’ - Pope Francis' Social Encyclical (October 2020)

Fraternity and social friendship are the ways the Pontiff indicates to build a better, more just and peaceful world, with the contribution of all: people and institutions. With an emphatic confirmation of a ‘no’ to war and to globalized indifference.

About Fratelli Tutti

Fratelli Tutti

  Sunday 23rd January 2022


I hereby declare that the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God. This Sunday of the Word of God will thus be a fitting part of that time of the year when we are encouraged to strengthen our bonds with the Jewish people and to pray for Christian unity. This is more than a temporal coincidence: the celebration of the Sunday of the Word of God has ecumenical value, since the Scriptures point out, for those who listen, the path to authentic and firm unity.

The various communities will find their own ways to mark this Sunday with a certain solemnity. It is important, however, that in the Eucharistic celebration the sacred text be enthroned, in order to focus the attention of the assembly on the normative value of God’s word.

(Pope Francis, Aperuit Illis, 3)

Quotation from Pope Francis

Top Bible Translations (from God who speaks website)

Blessing of Bibles 2022

Sunday of the Word of God (The Pontifical Council)

Sunday The Word of God Powerpoint

Aperuit Illis

Enthronement of the Bible in the Family Home





Click on the link below to listen to and watch a podcast which features Cardinal Vincent Nichols encouraging a love of Scriptures and Bible storytelling as well as sharing his favourite Bible story.



Mark 10 Mission


The Mark 10 Mission, in partnership with The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, is a brand new project for Catholic primary schools in England and Wales.


What does The Mark 10 Mission involve?

Each episode of The Mark 10 Mission is made up of 5 key elements:

  1. Welcome from a host

  2. The reading of the Sunday Gospel

  3. A reflection unpacking the Scripture

  4. A time of guided prayer

  5. A song of worship


The Mark 10 Mission



Redemptorist Publications is pleased to introduce Celebrate: an initiative designed to help children grow in their faith. 

Each week they will provide a Children’s Liturgy in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading, a reflection and a final prayer.  

Fun, engaging and practical worksheets/resources will also be provided to help children continue to practise their faith.



Watch Here





Our Manna Assembly 30th September

We had an assembly from the Manna Day Centre who provided us with lots of information about why we are currently collecting for this charity. We found out how many people we would be helping and how we could hlp to make such  a positive change.

Click here for the assembly which we listened to!

Our Lenten NSPCC Assembly and Workshops


Please have a look at the following links to the Rosary guide and information:

Catholicism Unpacked Mary


Rosary October 2022

Prayer Reflection Mary Queen of All Creation

Generosity A Marian Virtue Assembly Notes

Immaculate Heart of Mary

Immaculate Heart of Mary Assembly Notes

Mary and the Mission Rosary Assembly

Mary and the Mission Rosary Assembly Notes

Mary Queen of Peace Assembly

Mary Queen of Peace. The story of Fatima Assembly Notes

World Day for the Sick Liturgy

Generosity A Marian Virtue

Novena in Preparation for the Feast of the Annunciation

Our Lady of Fatima Novena

Pope Francis urges Catholics to unite through praying the Rosary in May

How to Pray the Rosary

Pocket Rosary with Scripture Verses

Rosary Prayers

Rosary Powerpoint

Mysteries of the Rosary

The Rosary Resources (Diocese of Westminster)

Do you want to pray the Rosary with your family?


    Carlo Acutis is on the way to becoming a Saint!   

                   (He was born on 3rd May 1991, in Fulham, London)         


 “To always be close to Jesus, that is my life plan.”

Please click here if you wish to access the reflection directly from YouTube.

Powerpoint about Carlo Acutis





John Henry Newman Feast Day: 9th October


“God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons,” Blessed John Henry Newman wrote.​

Cardinal Newman Pamphlet

John Henry Newman to be made a Saint

Novena with Newman Booklet

Novena with Newman Poster

The Fatima Anniversary

The Story of Fatima

The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, appeared six times to three shepherd children ("The Three Seers") near the town of Fatima, Portugal between May 13 and October 13, 1917. Appearing to the children, the Blessed Virgin told them that She had been sent by God with a message for every man, woman and child living in our century. Coming at a time when civilization was torn asunder by war and bloody violence, She promised that Heaven would grant peace to all the world if Her requests for prayer, reparation and consecration were heard and obeyed.


Jubilee Year of Fatima Indulgence

The Story of Fatima

Fatima Rosary Invitation Flyer



Eucharistic Congress: Adoremus 2018

Pastoral Letter for Corpus Christi 2017

Pentecost Liturgy Activities

Patron Saints of the Continents

The story of Pentecost

Novena to the Holy Spirit

Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Pentecost


"In the video, I speak about the importance of our life and faith, expressed in the prayer and actions of the Church. I stress that our churches are open. More importantly, I highlight the coming season of Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday, as the ideal time to become part of the journey through the life of our Catholic family, in the company and grace of our Blessed Lord and strengthened by each other. No one should journey through life alone. We are not created for that. I ask those who are watching the video to speak about this invitation when they get home." (Cardinal Vincent)

Lent 2022:

Lenten Message of His Holiness Pope Francis

Lent Poster

Pope Francis' Guide to Lent

Ash Wednesday and the Season of Lent 2022

Ash Wednesday Poster

What is Lent?

CAFOD Calendar 2022

Lent Calendar 2022

Catholic Children's Society Lent 2022

Lent Activities For Families Poster

Turning Over a New Leaf Lent Activity

Light a Prayer Candle

Growing in Love

How can I serve: activity for Lent

The season of Lent liturgy- Jesus heals a man born blind

Give It Up Ideas

Lent Activity: Prayer chain

Lent Activity: Signs of Hope

Pebble Promise Cards


Lenten Quest Fast Pray Give PowerPoint

Stations of the Cross

Holy Week Poster

Holy Week Poster 2

A Lenten Novena to prepare for Palm Sunday and Holy Week

The Children's Society Mothering Sunday Resources

Wonder Walks 1

Wonder Walks 2

Wonder Walks 3

Wonder Walks 4

Wonder Walks 5

Wonder Walks 6

Wonder Walks 7

Wonder Walks 8

Family Activity for Lent Poster



Here are some photos from our 'Catholic Children's Society' Assembly, about our Lenten quest.


Year 1 and 2 organised a cake sale to raise money for CAFOD. We were thinking about how we could show almsgiving

during Lent.

The children made posters to advertise the cake sale and to send home to parents. They served customers, using their

money skills.

Thank you to all the parents who sent cakes in and who

supported us by coming to the cake sale.

We raised £128.46 for CAFOD.




Have a look at our link for the 'Wednesday Word':

Wednesday Word


In November we pray especially for the Holy Souls:

Eternal Rest Prayer

Parish Novena for Holy Souls Prayer Booklet

Catholic Belief on Life and Death



Autumn 2020 - 'According to Thy Word'

Faith-Sharing for Autumn 2020. Six sessions based on the Titles of Our Lady.

·         Mother of God

·         Mother of the Church

·         Spouse of the Holy Spirit

·         Queen of Peace

·         Queen of the Most Holy Rosary

·         Protectress of her Dower of England

To download a PDF version of 'According to Thy Word', click here.


Listen to 'According to Thy Word' here.



Faith Sharing for Lent 2020

A Word for Lent

Baptised and Sent Faith Sharing for Autumn 2019

BAPTISED and SENT October 2019

The logo of the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019

Pope's Message for World Mission Day 20th October 2019

Prayer proposed by Pope Francis for the Extraordinary Month 'Baptised and Sent'.

Baptised and Sent Booklet



Have a look at the Spring 2019 Faith Sharing:

Lent 2019 Faith Sharing

Rejoice and Be Glad booklet


Have a look at the Autumn Faith Sharing

Autumn 2015 Faith Sharing

Love Divine Book

Autumn 2016 Faith Sharing 'Living Jesus'


Faith Sharing for Autumn 2017

Love- Say it with your Life

Faith Sharing for Autumn 2018


LENT 2017

Lent: Week One

Lent: Week Two

Lent: Week Three

Lent: Week Four

Lent: Week Five


“We Adore You, O Christ, and We Praise You”: The Gift of the Holy Eucharist.

A resource for Lent 2018 has been produced with September’s National Eucharistic Congress in mind and should be a wonderful parish preparation for this milestone event in the life of the Church in England and Wales and of the Church in Westminster. 

We Adore You, O Christ, and We Praise You: The Gift of the Holy Eucharist




Pope's Message for the Fourth World Day of the Poor 15th November 2020

World Day of the Poor 2017

World Day of the Poor 2018

World Day of the Poor 2019

World Day of the Poor 2020

Prayer for the 2020 World Day of the Poor

World Day of the Poor 2021

World Day of the Poor 2022

World Day of the Poor: Catholic Social Teaching

World Day of the Poor and Catholic Social Teaching (Caritas)

Prayers on work and livelihoods

Prayer Service- Our Father


Pope Francis declared that Sunday November 19th 2017 would be the first World Day of the Poor.

As a way of demonstrating our commitment to ‘actions not words’ our children, parents and staff have participated in the ‘Christmas in a Box’ appeal run by the Catholic Children’s Society each year since 2017.

Have a look at the large decorated boxes that were filled in each class and then sent to children in need of toys, clothes and food in London.

Thank you everyone who helped to generously fill these wonderful boxes!

This year we are again supporting the 'Christmas in a box' appeal.



Have a look at the 'Year of Mercy':

Holy Year of Mercy: Prayer of Pope Francis

Announcement of the Jubilee-Year of Mercy

Bull of Indiction

Corporal works of mercy

Year of Mercy Logo

Rite of the Opening of the Door of Mercy

Indulgences Information from Father John

A Way of Mercy in Westminster Cathedral

Mercy Matters: A Liturgical Reflection

Shrines and Holy Doors Westminster Diocese

Year of Mercy Prayer Card

Door Of Mercy Enfield Town

Misericordia et Misera


Fair Trade at St Mary's:

We are trying to become a Fair Trade School! Have a look at the Pope's encyclical on the environment, 'Laudato Si' / 'On Care for our Common Home'.



CAFOD: Laudato Si Animation for Children


The Refugee Crisis:

Refugee Crisis PowerPoint

Love your neighbour prayer


Please have a look at the information about the Sacred Heart of Jesus:

Sacred Heart of Jesus


Also Please have a read of the following links:

The Joy of the Gospel

Everyday Evangelising

Vatican Year of Faith


Biography of Pope Francis

Our Lady of Perpetual Help NOVENA

Amoris Laetitia

Two Sculptors Poem


ADVENT 2022:

Resources for Advent 2022

Services for Advent and Christmas 2021

The Advent Wreath Information

Christmas Card 

Advent Activity: Prayer Lantern

Advent Activity Week 1: Star of Hope

Advent Activity week 2: Peace Paperchain

Advent Activity Week 3: Joyful Angels

Advent Activity Week 4: A Gift for the World

St Nicholas: A Gift for the World Activity

St Nicholas: Stocking Activity

St Nicholas: Story Reflection

St Nicholas: Colouring Sheet

1st Sunday of Advent 2021

2nd Sunday of Advent 2021

3rd Sunday of Advent 2021

4th Sunday of Advent 2021

Nativity Templates

Advent Symbolism Quiz

World Gifts Primary Assembly 2021

World Gifts Children's Prayers 2021

World Gifts Poster 2021

Advent Rosary


Our Advent Wreath



What is Proclaim?








St Mary's Fairtrade Stall
Macmillan Coffee Afternoon


Click here for a guide for Catholics during the coronavirus outbreak


Pope Francis Prayer Re Coronavirus


Prayer Resources for use during the Coronavirus pandemic


Prayer To Our Lord For The Grace Of Healing And Protection


Prayers At Home When Gathering for Mass is Not Possible


When Mass Cannot be Celebrated Publicly


Prayer Flu Viruses



Click on the links below for access to work which can support your child's home learning during school closures;
Easter in Matthew's Gospel



Learning at home workbook activities to accompany the above video


Play these online Word-searches or download and complete with friends - click on the links below     Old Testament    New Testament
Mission Together have produced some home learning activities - follow the link below
CAFOD Home Learning Resources - follow the link below
CAFOD Lent Materials  
Online Education Quizzes for KS2 - click on the link below
BBC Home Learning   Links to KS1 RE    Links to KS2 RE  
CROSSWORD - Bible Quiz
CROSSWORD- Easter Quiz
Fun Worksheet
The Bible in Animation
Bible for Children
Empty Tomb Game 
Laudato Si - Lesson 1
Laudato Si - Lesson 2
Mild Activity
Mild Activity - Cross
Hot Activity - Cross
Spicy Activity - Poster
Spicy Activity - Prayer
Romero Cross Activity 
Additional Key stage 1 activities:
Home Learning Easter Activities
Additional Key Stage 2 activities:
Home Learning Easter Expert
Home Learning Jesus' Journey
Home Learning Spirited Arts
Home Learning What is Judaism?

Click here for a free daily song