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Welcome to Ribbleton Avenue Methodist Junior School. We hope you enjoy looking around our site. “Brighter futures built with Ambition, Courage and Respect; filled with Love, Hope and Faith”

Our Church

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We are blessed to be linked to Central Methodist Church in Preston.

With an emphasis on caring for the people in the city centre, the church does amazing things to support the homeless and those in need.


As a school we support Central Methodist Church through charity events in school, including our Harvest Festival where food donations are collected and given to support the amazing work done via the Fox Street Homeless Shelter.


Our Minister is Rev Barbara Pettitt and works in school on a regular basis, both in classes and in whole class worship.  Rev Barbara is support by Darren Arnold who is a regular visitor in school.  Darren is often accompanied by his string of puppets which the children love to welcome into school. Rev Jane has also been coming into school to support whilst Rev Barbara has been on adoption leave.  Rev Jane has been attending our coffee morning on a Thursday and meeting our school families.

Darren will be in school supporting on alternate Thursday leading worship and in class sessions



Our church governors are regular visitors in school and we are extremely lucky to have Sue Penrith (Governor) as our school librarian on a Monday afternoon.  

Ken Wales, our Chair of Governors works closely across the Methodist circuit and supports our school in our bid to be courageous advocates for change through the interesting and exciting opportunities he provides us with.  A highlight in June 2019 was the visit from Onjali Rauf, the author of The Boy at the Back of the Class.

We are blessed to have such proactive governors helping us to make our school an amazing place to learn!



I am no longer my own but yours.

Your will, not mine, be done in all things, wherever you may place me, in all that I do and in all that I may endure;

when there is work for me and where there is none;

when I am troubled and when I am at peace

Your will be done when I am valued and when I am disregarded;

when I find fulfilment and when it is lacking;

when I have all things and when I have nothing.

I willingly offer all I have and am to serve you, as and where you choose.

Glorious and blessed God, Father, son and Holy Spirit,

you are mine and I am yours.

May it be so for ever.

Let this covenant now made on earth be fulfilled in heaven.