Headteacher's Welcome Service

On Sunday 15th January 2006 there was a welcome service for the new headteacher of Branscombe C of E School - Mrs Katie Gray. The service was held at St Winifred’s Church Branscombe. The Diocesan Director of Education, Dr Ruth Eade, presented Mrs Gray with a Bible and the Church Wardens presented her with the keys to the school. Other representatives from Exeter Diocese also attended, as did children, governors, staff, and members of the local community.

Mr Norman Fry an ex headteacher of the School and, more recently, the headteacher of Mrs Gray’s previous school was also able to come to the service and said one of the Bible Readings during the service. The children from the school also had a major part to play in the service. They had learnt a new hymn and they led the prayers.

The service was followed by a ‘Bring and Share’ lunch at the Village Hall organised by the PTFA. This was a wonderful opportunity for Mrs Gray to meet members of the local community. Mrs Gray was presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers by the Village Hall Committee.

The order of Service and some photographs from the day are shown below: Click the smaller images for a larger view.