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Collective Worship

Collective worship is an integral part of church school life. It is the ‘heartbeat’ of a church school community, providing a space where pupils and staff can come together to worship God, to reflect on ‘life in all its fullness’ and allowing opportunities for all to grow spiritually.

All schools are required by law to provide a daily act of collective worship. In Church of England schools, the Bible and the life and teaching of Jesus underpin collective worship which is inclusive, invitational and inspirational.

These pages will be updated with resources and guidance shortly.

For more information or support with Collective Worship in your school, please contact our RE and Christian Ethos Adviser Ryan Parker ( / 07508 802198).

To facilitate planning, please see below collective worship plans for the spring term 2021.

Collective Worship Plans

Summer Term 2022 – pdf version

Summer Term 2022 – Word version

Autumn Term 2022 – pdf version

Autumn Term 2022 – Word version

New resource (December 2021)

‘This is Church’ – Episode 1: Refugees

Refugee Collective Worship

This is Church – Refugee PowerPoint

‘In Conversation With…’ Thinking About Collective Worship in Church of England Schools.

The ‘In Conversation With…’ series presents interviews with experienced practitioners in the world of collective worship. Supplementing each video is a ‘top tip and take-away’ resource, providing think-pieces, signposts and questions to reflect on in school. Do check back here regularly for new videos.


‘In Conversation with Jamie Prouse’: Prayer in Schools

Jamie’s top tips and take-aways

‘In Conversation with Rebecca Swansbury’: Pupil-led Worship

Rebecca’s top tips and take-aways

‘In Conversation with Ronni Lamont’: Supporting the Spiritual Development of All Within Collective Worship

Ronni’s top tips and take-aways

‘In Conversation with Margaret Pritchard Houston’: Storytelling

Margaret’s top tips and take-aways

‘In Conversation with Gill Hipwell’: Connecting the jigsaw of collective worship from Monday to Friday

Gill’s top tips and take-aways

‘In Conversation with Helen Matter’: Purpose, Structure and Variety in School/Class-based Worship

Helen’s top tips and take-aways

‘In Conversation with Elisabeth Sutcliffe’: Spiritual Development and Class-based Worship

Elisabeth’s top tips and take-aways

Bible Stories NT

Bible stories OT


Understanding Christianity – Bible references

Virtues & Values


Need help with Collective Worship?  Try these websites:;

Diocese of Derby

For music resources, explore, a charity with which RE Today works. Fischy have just launched a new set of Health and Wellbeing resources, details can be found here.

AHRC Network Report: Collective Worship and Religious Observance in Schools: an evaluation of law and policy in the UK

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