Collective Worship At St Mary’s
At St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, the daily act of collective worship is an integral and important part of school life. Through this and in the general ethos of the school we seek to promote our mission statement, “St Mary’s…. feeding the mind, body and spirit so we can be the best we can be.
We come together as a school community at the start of each school day, to share our love of God and each other. We promote our mission statement and Spiritual values, which are at the heart of every thing we do. We do this by, learning about faith in today’s world, to encounter the teachings of Jesus and relating them to the wider world around us.
During this special time together, all pupils and adults have the opportunity to experience prayer, stillness, worship and reflection to help us all grow spiritually as well as academically.
The contributions of staff, pupils, church clergy and other visitors are valued highly. They are often involved in planning, leading and evaluating collective worship to ensure that the whole school community feel included and can engage meaningfully with worship and know that their views are valued and respected.
Collective worship has a weekly theme which is explored through: Music, prayer, celebration, the Bible, reflection and the world today.