ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC
PRIMARY VOLUNTARY ACADEMY
Grammar School Road
Brigg
North Lincolnshire
DN20 8BB
01652 653355
enquiries@stmarysbrigg.com
 
Grammar School Road
Brigg
North Lincolnshire
DN20 8BB
01652 653355
enquiries@stmarysbrigg.com

St. Mary's Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy

COLLECTIVE WORSHIP
Christian Collective Worship

At St Mary’s Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy we aim to ensure that children and staff have the opportunity to participate in daily high-quality Christian collective worship encouraging a regular habit of personal prayer to develop spirituality.

Collective Worship in our school will provide a variety of experiences which:

  • Can be led by learners, staff and visitors
  • Can be offered for a class, year group, Key Stage or whole school
  • Use a balance of quiet reflection, silence, prayers, responses, music, dance, drama, slides, video excerpts or short addresses
  • Ensure the theme, focus, delivery length and resources are appropriate to the interests, age range, backgrounds and ability of the learners.
  • Set an appropriate prayerful atmosphere with a sense of order and occasion, including entry and exit
  • Provide a focus using artefacts, candles, symbols and lighting
  • Respect the freedom of learners and staff in the invitation to prayer and worship
  • Ensure the possibility of conscious, active participation of all present

Planning

Every piece of Collective Worship is planned to include elements of ‘Hearing’, ‘Seeing’, ‘Doing’ and ‘Thinking.

Collective Worship is planned to follow the sequence shown:

Stage

Things to think about/Points of note

Gathering

How do you want people to enter, what are they going to see – how will you set the tone?

We always start with the sign of the cross.

Explain why we have gathered and make it clear what we are going to be thinking about.

 

The Word

 

Scripture should be near the start. It should be the heart and inspiration of the Collective Worship.

 

Response

 

How do we respond to what we have heard and to the theme.

 

Mission

 

How will we send people out and what do you want them to do?

 

Collective Worship takes place every day.

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Leader

Head teacher
Chaplaincy Team led
Class teacher rota
(Can be pupil led)
Deputy Head teacher
RE leader
Chaplaincy team led
Deputy Head teacher
RE leader
Chaplaincy team led
Class teacher
Pupil

Where

Hall Hall Hall Hall Classroom/Chapel

Who

Whole School Years 1-6 Whole School Years 1-6 Class

Theme

Gospel
Nurturing Human Wholeness
Liturgical Season
Nurturing Human Wholeness
Liturgical Season
Singing Nurturing Human Wholeness
Liturgical Season
Come and See
Nurturing Human Wholeness
Liturgical Season

 

Contact Details

Head Teacher: Mr. J. Leech
Deputy Head: Mrs. A. McIntyre
Address: St. Mary's Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy, Grammar School Road, Brigg, North Lincs DN20 8BB

Telephone: 01652 653355
Email: enquiries@stmarysbrigg.com
Fax: 01652 658355