It was a joy to see the church as full as we could manage with social distancing in place. There were teachers, students and school governors both from the school's past and its present. Arthur Williams, previous Headteacher and member of the congregation, has written a book to mark the occasion. With the help of a number of others linked to the school and The Streatham Society, Arthur chronicled its history and gathering many memories, stories and photographs. During the service we reflected on the purpose of school, Arthur spoke about the history of Immanuel, we watched recorded messages from the current pupils about what they liked about their school and considered the Parable of the talents and how we are encouraged to do all we can with all we have. We enjoyed one of the favourite songs of the school 'I've got peace like a river' and though we couldn't sing along everyone joined in with the actions and learned the school prayer.
The service is available to watch on our Facebook Page and do get in touch if you would like to buy a copy of the book 'The story of Immanuel & St Andrew Church of England Primary School, they are £4 each.