At Our Lady’s, Collective Worship is recognised and valued as more than just a legal requirement.
It is central to Catholic Education and forms an essential part of the school’s overall provision for prayer and worship.
Our Collective Worship, whilst respecting the diversity of belief and commitment is Catholic in character,
reflecting the liturgical tradition of the church and having Christ at its heart.
Each day children gather for worship, whether it be whole school, key stage or as a smaller year group focus in class.
Children are encouraged to lead others in their worship and are given opportunities to do so.
Our mission statement is at the centre of each worship and children at Our Lady’s are passionate to share the message of God through everything they do.
“Loving, Learning and Reaching out to All.”
We have recently had the pleasure of sharing Collective Worship with children and parents together here in school.
Key Stage 1 parents were welcomed to experience a Collective Worship based on the theme of thanksgiving with their children.
”A fantastic and prayerful gathering, demonstrating a reverence and knowledge amongst all children and a confidence in their faith. A willingness and enthusiasm to participate and respond and a joy at being able to celebrate faith with their families Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this experience.” – R.E Governor
”I thought it was an invaluable experience. The atmosphere, quiet and peaceful, is so different to our normal busy lives and it was just apt to appreciate what really is important in life.” – KS1 parent
”It was lovely to take some time out of a busy day and share collective worship with our child. It was a bit of calm on a wild day.” – KS1 parent
”A really lovely way to share what you do in collective worship with families and a great way to involve families in the children’s learning! Thank you! The children were brilliant throughout- a credit to you all.” – KS1 parent
”A lovely time to think and forget any worries just for ten minutes and to share it with your child is so calm and peaceful.” – KS1 parent
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Our children enjoy their role in preparing and delivering Collective Worship.
Here are two Year 2 pupils choosing the items for our focus table.
Above, two Year 6 pupils reading the scripture of the day.
Our Collective Worships are special times in the school day. We warmly welcome family members to join us throughout the year.