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 (firstname.lastname@example.org / 07508 802198).
To facilitate planning, please see below collective worship plans for the spring term 2021.
Collective Worship Plans
‘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 Rebecca Swansbury’: Pupil-led Worship
‘In Conversation with Ronni Lamont’: Supporting the Spiritual Development of All Within Collective Worship
‘In Conversation with Margaret Pritchard Houston’: Storytelling
‘In Conversation with Gill Hipwell’: Connecting the jigsaw of collective worship from Monday to Friday
‘In Conversation with Helen Matter’: Purpose, Structure and Variety in School/Class-based Worship
‘In Conversation with Elisabeth Sutcliffe’: Spiritual Development and Class-based Worship