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CE Primary School

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The Diocese of Salisbury

As a Church of England School we have very close links with The Diocese of Salisbury and work closely with them in promoting the Christian ethos and values of our school.

North Bradley Primary School core values are;


Love ourselves

Love each other

Love our world

Love learning


“Let us love one another, for love is from God”

(John 4:7)


 “With God, nothing is impossible”

(Luke 1:37)

Thought for the week

Each week we receive a thought for the week from The Diocese of Salisbury - we hope you enjoy this weeks inspiring words below:


Thought for the Week
Tuesday, 4th May 2021


After a Covid restricted house move to Dorset in December and 3 months of only essential travel my family and I were delighted to start our explorations as restrictions eased. Immediately, we were drawn to the coast. Whilst at the coast, enjoying the refreshing nature of a seaside visit I couldn’t help but reflect on the sea and the juxtaposition in my thoughts – a place of calm and serenity and yet a place of storms and deep unknowns. Recognising how the same water-based process brings the excitement of snow and the frustration of rain (although some rain would excite my garden!). I recalled the bible and how water mixed with blood evidenced Jesus’ death yet water of baptism is a sign of new life and in John Jesus offers us ‘rivers of living water.’ Standing, facing the sea, contemplating the varying symbolisms of water a favourite worship song, Oceans by Hillsong United, came to mind:

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown
Where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand
And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours
You are mine
Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed
And You won't start now 

For me, this was a seaside spiritual moment; captivating the contrasts we find in creation and a reflective reminder of God’s grace.
Undoubtedly, the sea is my ‘still waters’ ‘where he restoreth my soul’.  The place where I can stand in faith, top up reservoirs of joy and peace that enable the deepest waters to be no more than a gentle paddle.
Where is your place? Many things in life call us into deep waters; what name do you call to keep your eyes above the waves?


Then on the most important day of the feast, the last day, Jesus stood and shouted out to the crowds—“All you thirsty ones, come to me! Come to me and drink! Believe in me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being, just like the Scripture says!”  
John 7:37-38 the Passion Translation - Rivers of Living Water

“Every evening stroll, every sunrise, every good conversation with an old friend is a potential portal to the grateful, joyful enjoyment of life in God’s world.”
John Mark Comer – The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.  Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” 
Maya Angelou - Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey


If you would like to listen to the full song - Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) Lyric Video - Hillsong UNITED: