Christ The King Catholic Primary School A Voluntary Academy

To live, to love, to serve in the light of Christ the King

Mini Vinnies


Our Mini Vinnies 2018 -2019

Esabelle Jones      Reuben Nathaniel      Jimmy Charing      Gabriella Johnston      Oliver Allan      

Abigail Killey      Dianna Ywimana      Elizabeth Warren      Isabella Bennion      Ellie Jae Jennings     

Karolina Gawkowska      Imogen Sykes      Xander Holt

Bring and Buy Sale

Two of our Year 5 pupils came to ask Miss Clark  if we could organise a Bring and Buy Sale to raise money during Lent.  We thought that this was a wonderful idea.  Mrs Clancy-Taylor and Miss Gray are going to help our Year 5 pupils and the Mini Vinnies to prepare this on Friday 15th March.

We would therefore ask that the children bring into school any toys in good condition that they no longer want by Wednesday 13th March.  It’s a great opportunity for an early Spring clean! 

On Friday the children from all classes will have the opportunity to come into the hall to buy any toys that they would like from the stalls and in the process help to raise money for our worthy charities. 

Mrs Clancy-Taylor and Miss Gray have said that all items brought into school will be priced between 20p and £2.00.


Any items left will be donated to St. Gemma’s Hospice, which is the charity that the parish is supporting this year.




Thank you to all of the children and parents who supported our Bring and Buy Sale.  The money has been counted and we are delighted to announce that the children have all helped to raise over £90 ,which will go to CAFOD and the Good Shepherd Appeal.

Reverse Advent Calendar
We are creating a reverse Advent Calendar. This involves bringing in (non perishable) items of food on each day of Advent. At the end of December the food collected will be donated to the St Vincent Centre for distribution to the less fortunate in our community.
Here is a list of the items we need:

·         Soup

·         Pasta

·         Rice

·         Tinned tomatoes/ pasta sauce

·         Lentils, beans and pulses

·         Tinned meat

·         Tinned vegetables

·         Tinned fish

·         Tea/coffee

·         Tinned fruit

·         Tinned rice pudding

·         Biscuits

·         UHT milk

·         Long Life fruit juice


Harvest Festival Mass 16th October 2018

 This year Fr. Doody celebrated our annual Harvest Festival Mass with us. The Mini Vinnies created a display with all the food which was donated. The food was later collected by Mr John Battle, a member of our parish SVP group and national Vice President of the Saint Vincent De Paul Society, who took it  to the St Vincent Centre for distribution to members of our community who are struggling to make ends meet.

Macmillan Coffee Morning 28th September 2018

The Mini Vinnies very much enjoyed helping out at our Macmillan Coffee Morning and they did a wonderful job. There were still some cakes left over at the end of the morning and so the St. Vincent De Paul parishioner group very kindly said that they would continue to sell the cakes and coffee after Mass on Sunday morning to raise even more money for this charity event.


Mini Vinnie Celebration Mass 14th September 2018

On 14th September our Mini Vinnie’s were invited by Bishop Marcus to a very special celebration mass at the Cathedral. They were able to meet fellow Mini Vinnie’s from across the diocese and they all seem to have a renewed energy for their role in school.

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