Collective Worship at St Paul’s?

Collective WorshipAt St Paul’s, Collective Worship is an important time during which we can share in celebrating God’s love, learning more about our Christian faith and impacts upon the world around them.

We aim to help the children to develop their spirituality, as well as becoming more understanding of the beliefs of others through stories, songs, drama, reflection and prayer.

Our school Christian values, which are at the heart of all that we do, are used as the foundation for our worship. These values are important for all children to learn and understand whether they are from a Christian background or not. Through Bible stories, religious visitors and everyday examples, children come to know how Christianity impacts the world around them.

Children are involved in many aspects of worship, which they enjoy. Each class plans and leads a worship based on a Bible story or a significant religious person or festival. Children are also called upon to lead traditional aspects of worship e.g. leading prayers, reading from the Bible and sharing the peace.

We often welcome parents, family and friends to join pupils in Collective Worship both in school and at the St Paul’s Church.

Every Friday we come together as a school to have a celebration assembly to recognise and value the children’s achievements academically and in value with our school values- Family, Hope, Perseverance, Belief, Respect and Love. Parents and Governors join us once a month.

At St Paul’s we believe that staff, children and visitors should be given opportunities to lead collective worship. Class 1 recently leads collective worship based upon our school value of belief. We have regular visitors like Cathy Short (St Paul’s Youth Worker) and Colin Stephenson (From Rising Brook Church) who lead collective worship at St Paul’s.