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Chalking the Door at St. Bede

At the beginning of the term, in our worship time we were remembering that the Christian Christmas story moved beyond the birth of Jesus to the arrival of the Three Wise Men.


To support Church schools and to mark Epiphany, Winchester Diocese sent out resources linked to the custom of Chalking the Door. At St Bede, each class made their own sign for their classroom door, detailing the year we are now in and the letters C, M, and B which stand for the Magi; Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar, or alternatively for the Latin blessing Christus mansionem benedicat (‘May Christ bless this house’).


Canon Roly Riem, from Winchester Cathedral, joined us for our whole school worship session and then visited each class to talk with them about their learning, about the door sign they had made and to share a blessing for the year ahead.