St. Swithuns Church is next to the school and is a beautiful building. It was paid for by Norman noblemen and rebuilt between 1467 and 1477. It is an important part of Hempsted's history. The most interesting tomb in the churchyard is that known as the ‘Cavalier’s Tomb’, the last resting place of Captain John Freeman, slain during the siege of Gloucester in 1643.
We are a Church of England school and we are proud to have close links with the church community. Reverend Canon Nikki Arthy is a member of our Governing Body and comes into the school to lead worship on a regular basis. The children love joining in with a cheery 'amen' at the end! We also have visits from the Open the Book team, who lead worship every Wednesday. They use drama and involve the children in the retelling of important Bible stories.
The children enjoy their visits to the church, particularly for the Harvest, Christmas and Easter services.