Collective Worship

Here at Christ Church CE Academy, we value our time together through Collective Worship. 

Whole school collective worship, Christ Church Community collective worship and Church Sundays (school led worship in Church) brings together staff, their families, our pupils and their parents and carers, the Church community and local community. 

We do this:

  • to provide an opportunity for children to worship God;
  • to enable children to consider spiritual and moral issues;
  • to enable children to explore their own beliefs;
  • to encourage participation and response;
  • to develop in children a sense of community spirit;
  • to promote a common ethos, with shared values, and to reinforce positive attitudes;
  • to teach children how to worship and
  • to bring together all members of the school and church community.

It is a time where we come together to share our love of God and celebrate our achievements (and sometimes failures) together.  The worship of the school is based on promoting the Christian values which permeate the ethos of the school.

Each week children work towards a ‘whole school target’ linked to the collective worship theme.  Our Worship Leaders prepare the hall for collective worship and choose music and hymns to reflect the collective worship theme.

Here are just an example of some of our collective worship themes and whole school targets:

Courage:  To overcome some of the things we are afraid of. Like St George, with careful thought, think about the ways we can be brave and quietly ask God to help us to face the things that are really scary.

Stories from the New Testament:  For pupils and staff to come together as a team; let there be no divisions between us, let us work, play and rest as one.

Lost and Found:  Like the Father of the Prodigal Son, we will value the precious gifts bestowed upon us and the love of those around us.  We will welcome with open arms the lost and found.

Elements (wind):   Remember that just as Jesus calmed the wind, the storm and the waves, we too can calm ourselves in times of anger and frustration.  Do as the disciples … seek reassurance and support from those around you.

Elements (fire):  Remember that God the Holy Spirit is with you through life’s fiery trials and ordeals.  God will never leave us nor forsake us (Heb 13:5).  He is ever present in times of our trouble as Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble”.