What is Collective Worship?
It is a time when we come together to share our love of God and celebrate our achievements and think how we can be the best we can be. The worship of the school is based on promoting Christian values which permeate the ethos of school. As such the contributions of staff, pupils, church clergy and other visitors are highly valued. Through worship we seek to encourage the attitudes of awe and wonder. These values are embodied in the New Commandment that Jesus gave us:
John 13:34-35 “….love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples”.
We also actively seek to encourage the attitudes of awe, wonder and reflection.
Organisation of Collective Worship
The normal pattern of worship is school is as follows:
Monday 2:55 – 3:25 pm
Tuesday 2.55-3.25 pm
Wednesday 2.55-3.25 pm
Thursday 2:55-3:25 pm
Friday 2:55-3:25 pm Whole School Praise Assembly
We focus on one of our school values each half term along with British Values, global issues and injustice as well as looking at festivals and celebrations in Christianity and other cultures and faiths.
St. John's the Evangelist Clergy- Rev. Alison
Every half term Rev Alison comes into school to lead a Collective Worship. She follows our themes and values for the half term and we enjoy having them lead our worship in school, helping to bring the stories Jesus told to life. Rev. Alison also leads a prayer group each half term with our GIFT group.
The group known as The Lighthouse Crew, consists of six children chosen from Years four and five. Their purpose is to help to shine the message of God through His Son Jesus Christ who is The Light of the World. The group has been created to involve children in the planning and delivery of assemblies.
“I am The Light of the world, whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the Light of Life.” John 8:12
School Church Service
We enjoy worshiping as a St. John's family in church to celebrate our Christian festivals including- Harvest, Christmas and Easter. At the end of the school year we come together the thank God for our time at St. John's, celebrating all we have learnt and experienced that year and bless our Year 6 children, wishing them luck on their new adventure at secondary school.