St Uny C of E Academy is proud to have strong links with the parishes of St Anta and All Saints in Carbis Bay and St Uny in Lelant. The Priest in Charge is Reverend Suzanne Hosking, and she is a frequent visitor to St Uny C of E Academy. She also plays a key role on our Christian Ethos Committee - a group of church representatives who meet termly to support the spiritual and Christian development and learning of all pupils of St Uny C of E Academy.
You will probably have met Reverend Suzanne as she leads the whole-academy church services that we hold three times a year: at Harvest, Christmas and Easter. These services are led by children from all stages of the academy, who tell the stories and explain the significance of these events in the church year with drama, enthusiastic singing, Bible readings and prayer. Keep an eye on our newsletters and our website for upcoming dates of these services.
We are delighted that we have very strong links with other members of the Benefice of St Anta and St Uny. Mary Judkins has a background in education and working with other faiths and has adopted St Uny Academy to keep her busy! She and Andrew Hicks are also active and supportive members of our Spiritual Ethos Committee, helping us to ensure that our Christian Ethos is embedded in everything we do. Other church members help out with Open the Book collective worship and attend our prayer breakfasts every term. We promote Messy Church at St Anta, and it is always lovely to hear how many St Uny children take part in this creative and nurturing experience.
St Uny families are also welcomed to other Sunday services throughout the year. Foundation Stage children are invited to a welcome service in September; there is a beautiful and atmospheric Christingle service at the start of Advent; and we celebrate Mothering Sunday with a special service too.
St Uny C of E Academy also has strong links with Fore St Methodist Church in St Ives. Pastor Rodney Orr is a frequent visitor to St Uny Academy, having been a Governor for many years and now playing an important role on our Christian Ethos Committee. Rodney loves taking whole-academy Collective Worship, and the children love his messages, which are always delivered with a touch of humour and wonder. Many of our families worship at Fore St, and Y6 visit there when they learn about John Wesley and the Methodists.
An Open the Book Team led by Sue Doggett and Mary Judkins are always welcomed with enthusiasm into Collective Worship. They act out stories from the Bible with extensive props, and involve as many as children as possible in acting - as you can imagine this really brings the stories alive!