Hormead C of E
First and Nursery School

"Love of Learning, Love of Life Itself and Love of God"

"I have come that they may have life and have it to the full." John 10:10

St Nicholas Church

St Nicholas Church is a familiar place of worship for children and adults of Hormead School.

Each term one of the classes leads the worship at St Nicholas Church. Parents, families and members of the community are welcome to join any of our services. We are proud that the children take full responsibility to lead these, with the help of their class teacher and Reverend James Sawyer but often with their own ideas of what they want to say. 


Please join us for any of our services this academic year:

  • Harvest Festival led by Year 2 class - 10am 29th Sep 2023
  • Remembrance Service led by Year 1 class - 11am 10th Nov 2023 (please meet at the village memorial five minutes before)
  • Christingle Service led by Year 3 & 4 class - 10am 21st December 2023
  • Easter Service led by Reception Class - TBC

Reverend James Sawyer

Hello, I’m the Rector of St Nicholas’ Church, Hormead, which serves the communities of Great and Little Hormead, and Hare Street. I am keen to ensure that Hormead Church of England First School offers the very best start in education for any child wishing to attend from our catchment area.

I have the joy of visiting the school and leading Collective Worship every week or welcoming the children and their families to special school services at St Nicholas’ Church. Living locally with my family, I visit on other occasions and regularly listen to children read. Part of my role is to be a Foundation Governor at Hormead School with responsibility for maintaining our Christian distinctiveness in our values and policies. I play an active role with my governor colleagues in supporting Mrs Cowler and the staff team at our school. Before being ordained, I had a 30-year career in design and marketing so I am delighted to be the link governor for Art as well as RE.