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Holy Communion

At Holy Communion blessed bread and wine is shared, by which we receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ. The congregation gives thanks for Jesus’ life, his death and resurrection and his continuing presence. See also Eucharist.


Prayer sustains our human relationship with God and may involve words (formal or informal) or be silent. Prayer can involve adoration (‘I love you’), confession (‘sorry’), thanksgiving and supplication (‘please’).

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Identity and Belonging

There are some things that the LORD our God has kept secret; but he has revealed his Law, and we and our descendants are to obey it for ever
Deuteronomy 29:29

This learning journey draws mainly from two statements of what matters: ‘Events and human experiences are complex, and are perceived, interpreted and represented in different ways’ and ‘Human societies are complex and diverse, and shaped by human actions and beliefs’. There are connections with other statements of what matters and with other Areas that can also be explored through this sub lens.

Sub Lens Guidance

Exemplar Approaches

This section gives examples of ways in which a pluralistic learning journey might be developed. The journey could start at any stage and should not be restricted to the examples given. Questions are encouraged to allow learner influenced development.

Each example relates to a specific phase of development but should be adapted to suit learners.

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Early Stages

Identity and Belonging - Early Stages
Identity and Belonging - Early Stages

Further Along

Identity and Belonging - Further Along
Identity and Belonging - Further Along


Identity and Belonging - Later
Identity and Belonging - Later