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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 worship. The Lighthouse Crew act of collective worship is on Wednesday afternoon when all the staff are working in school and can share the worship time.

A group of six children is chosen from volunteers each term. These children meet on a weekly basis with Mrs Purser to share ideas and plan the worship. The group collect prayers from each classroom’s reflection area and Mrs Purser selects appropriate prayers to be read out in the worship each week. These prayers are then stuck in a whole school prayer collection book that is displayed in the lobby and at the end of the year taken to Church.

During the worship time six children are given a ribbon to pray for something personal to them and to tie on the outdoor reflection area at playtime.

The Lighthouse Crew follow a theme each half term based on a Christian value linked to Mrs Hunter’s half termly value. The crew also teach new songs from the Sing Out songbook with a CD relevant to the value, and fun videos are used linking to the value of the half term.

Different children are chosen to play instruments during the worship time and lots of actions are included to make it interactive. The Lighthouse Crew have their own t-shirts to wear for their act of collective worship and if the crew take part in activities out of school e.g. Macmillan coffee morning at church, they can wear them then.

“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


Our Lighthouse Group this term is-







We have a new Lighthouse Crew who led their first Collective Worship today. They helped us to think about migration. We sang a celebration song to celebrate children who have migrated to different places around the world and the contributions, cultures and values they bring.

Lighthouse Crew led Collective Worship today with a focus of advent. They told us about the significance of the five candles and sung a song to help us remember that advent is a time for waiting. We are looking forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus.

Our New Lighthouse team lead Collective Worship this morning. After working collaboratively with other church schools young people’s groups they created a wonderful PowerPoint about difference, chose a really effective video and led whole school prayers. Well done, we can't wait for your next one!

Is your child due to start school in September 2023? Come and join us at our Open Day sessions on Thursday 3rd November 2022 to find out more about St. John’s CE, Thornham. Call 0161 643 4687 or email to book on the 2:00pm or 6:00pm session.