Collective Worship

Collective worship must be according to the rites, practices and principles of the Church in England or Church in Wales. We provide guidelines to support this and support is available from our RE Adviser and School Consultants.

 

 

 

Worship Workshop is a project created by the National Society, The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) and the Liturgical Commission. It aims to empower and enrich the practice of worship in our schools. It will help you to create your own patterns of worship around your own themes and provides prayers, songs, Bible readings and other useful words and ideas which are taken from the liturgy of the Church of England. These can be sorted with Season and Value indexes to make patterns where you can slot stories and other things to go with your themes. Click here to go to the website.

Bishop Presentation

Bishop Libby was consecrated as the Church of England’s first woman bishop in a ceremony at York Minster on Monday 26 January 2015.  To recognise this, we have produced a PowerPoint presentation which could be used in collective worship. To download it, click here.

Collective Worship Outlines for our Democratic Republic of Congo link

There are four collective worship outlines available inspired by visits to schools and churches in Aru one of our link dioceses in DR Congo. These, with a pack of further supporting activities exploring the lives of children in DR Congo are free to dowload here.

Other Collective Worship Resources

For links to other resources, click here.

Resource to help children pray

Jane Brooke has produced a helpful resource to help children listen to God based on a process from the Fellowship of Contemplative prayer which will be very useful in collective worship.  To download it, click here.

Collective Worship documents

Download the Collective Worship Guidelines for Primary Schools.
Printed copies are available at a cost of £5 per copy for schools which are members of the Chester Diocesan Family of Schools and £10 per copy to others. Contact Sandra Reynolds.

Download the Collective Worship Guidelines for Secondary Schools.

Download an exemplar policy for collective worship in primary schools.

Download an exemplar code of practice for collective worship in primary schools.

Download an exemplar policy for collective worship in secondary schools.

Download an exemplar code of practice for collective worship in secondary schools.

Download a proforma for long term planning.

Download a proforma for medium term planning.

Download a proforma for short term planning.

Download a daily worship planning proforma.

Download a table for a SWOT analysis of school's collective worship.

Download an evaluation proforma for collective worship.

Download an observation proforma for collective worship.

Download the SIAS Questions for collective worship

See information about the Christian Year.

Links to download information about "What's On" month by month are sent to schools who are members of Chester Diocesan Family of Schools.

Download notes for visiting speakers at collective worship.


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