School News by Paul Willmott
School News by Paul Willmott

I want to start this School News with a big “Thank You.” Firstly I really appreciate everyone who has prayed, given money and sent messages in support of my sabbatical, thank you – you are such an encouragement. Thank you also to all the churches who have helped to support my sabbatical financially – you have made this incredible time possible, thank you.

Three months have now happened and I have been able to give extra time to family, along with some time of rest and reflection. I have also had some great times of encounter with God. I look forward to being albe to share some of this with some you in person over coming months.

I am slowly returning back to work, this week I am catching up with emails and phone calls, while preparing for Christmas school visits that start next week. I value you prayer for this time as I share Christ’s birth with children and staff.


Next week I will head back into school for the first time since July, (See below for the List of school dates). During next few weeks I am leading the first in a series of assemblies called KEYS TO LIFE. One little key can open a lock giving you access to an entire building. This school year I will be presenting messages about God’s Love, Turning to God and Tuning into God

I really value your prayers especially for these first visits, as I have been out of school for quite a while. So thank you for praying as I return to schools, while staying in tune with what God is saying. For my assemblies during December I am using a FRONT DOOR KEY and asking the Question “Are you prepared to invite Jesus in this Christmas?”

Thank you so much for your prayers and support during my time of Sabbatical. Listed below are school dates that I visiting in December, starting next week. I have also got a number of school visits booked through to July 2019. I will let you know future dates in my usual way.
December 2018
3rd – Roberts Primary and Springdale Primary.
4th – St Lukes First school.
5th – Bramford Primary and Amblecote Primary.
6th – Tenacres First School.
7th – Hawbush Primary and Brierly Hill Primary
10th – Maidensbridge Primary, Blakeley Heath Primary and Little Learners Nursery.
11th – Blanford Mere Primary and Rufford Primary.
12th – Woodsetton Special school, St Georges C of E Primary and Straits Primary.
13th – Cookley Primary and St Oswalds C of E Primary.
14th – Westfield Primary, Hasbury C of E Primary and Brook Primary.
17th – Franche Primary and Wrens Nest Primary.
18th – Alder Coppice Primary and Wrens Nest Primary.
19th – Cotwall End Primary and Tenterfields Primary.
20th – Franche Primary, Offmore Primary and Bromley Pensnett Primary.

Finally as you will be aware, I have started a YouTube channel, “TWIST ONLINE” This is where my puppet Twist asks questions about God, Church and Life, then asks “what do you think?” Twist also had a sabbatical, but will be filming again soon. ..

A number of schools and children have told me that they are watching these videos at home and also in class, RE lessons. Have look for yourself, then you can subscribe and share, by clicking HERE

Thank you for Reading, See you in 2019.