Celebrating Church Schools
The Community Life Fund
For diocesan Church of England schools
Bishop’s certificates were introduced in January 2016 to recognise and celebrate schools and individual pupils, staff and governors contribution to the diocesan vision of Living God’s Love.
A Bishop’s Certificate would be awarded to a school or individual who has made an exceptional contribution to one of three areas:
- Living with Christian distinctiveness and generous service
- Actively and courageously tackling issues of social injustice
- Making space to connect with God through scripture, prayer and stillness
Bishop’s Certificates will also be awarded to schools promoting an innovative and creative approach to Religious Education. This fourth category would be open to both Church and Community schools.
Bishop’s Certificates will be presented once a term. To nominate someone for a Certificate please click here. Successful nominees will be invited to a presentation ceremony where they will receive their certificate from one of our three bishops.
The Neil Gill Award
The Neil Gill Award is an occasional award of £500 presented to a school wishing to undertake a creative arts project. The Award is next due to be presented in 2018/19.
The Olive Warner Bequest for Religious Education
The Olive Warner bequest awards grants of up to £500 to church schools in the diocese to purchase resources to support the teaching of Religious Education. To make an application for a grant please click here.