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Collective worship is a highly valued and set apart time in the school day and week, where the whole school community can gather together in a time that is honoring and worthy to God.

 

Collective worship is clearly based on the traditions of the Christian Church, however, it is also a shared activity that allows for a variety of responses, providing an opportunity for those of any religious faith or none to focus and reflect on stimuli which allow the human spirit to respond with integrity. 

 

Our school is committed to respect the religious communities, or non-religious backgrounds, from which pupils and staff come. We want our times of worship to be an oasis, a place of spiritual refreshment for all.

 

St Edmundsbury Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School's  acts of worship aim to:

  • explore the Christian faith with children and staff, especially to celebrate the C of E’s educational vision: Dignity, Community, Hope and Wisdom
  • give an opportunity, for those who wish, to worship God, and, for those who don’t, a clear opportunity to demonstrate respect for others
  • discover and celebrate key moments of the Christian calendar, and to enjoy and celebrate special moments of the lives of our school communities
  • help children to develop a sense of awe and wonder at the world around them, developing a spiritual dimension to their lives and personal relationships
  • strengthen and support the school community and celebrate the Christian belief that each unique individual member is made in the image of God
  • provide regular time and opportunity for reflection, enabling children to move from what is of immediate but passing concern to the broader and more lasting concerns of life
  • provide time and opportunity for thanksgiving and to enjoy the unity which derives from sharing friendship, acceptance, joys, hopes and fears, etc.
  • develop an awareness of and concern for the needs of others as well as personal needs
  • provide time to share with others the things they have been doing, their thoughts and ideas
  • help children to think about Christian values and how these might be shared and put into practice by all in school
  • give children experience of being active members of a caring community, who respond in a compassionate and civilised way to experiences of injustice, cruelty, exploitation, greed etc.

Easter Day - Collective Worship

The true meaning of Easter and a message of hope for the future.

Oak Academy Assembly #1

The first Oak National Academy assembly from Principal Mr Hood focused on hope. Speakers include Secretary of State, Gavin Williamson and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

Homeschool resources | But who is my neighbour?

Lion Storyteller Bible author Bob Hartman tells the Bible stories.

Homeschool resources | Jesus' special friends

Lion Storyteller Bible author Bob Hartman tells the Bible stories.

Collective Worship June 16th 2020 - Perseverance

Homeschool resources | Jesus and the taxman

Lion Storyteller Bible author Bob Hartman tells the Bible stories.

Collective Worship by Reverend Sarah - Courage

Collective Worship with Mrs Cooper-Courage

Collective Worship by Curate Ben - St Michael and All the Angels

Collective Worship with Mr Suckling-Courage

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Harvest 2020 by the Reverend Sarah

Collective Worship with the Reverend Miriam - Courage

Collective Worship with Canon Philip - St Luke

Canon Philip is a priest at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds

Peaceful Places by Curate Ben

Our theme this half term is Peace. Curate Ben leads a Collective Worship about finding Peace.

Mrs Cooper Collective Worship - Peace

Poland Class (Year 3/Year 4) joined Mrs Cooper for her Collective Worship on Peace.

Reverend Sarah leads a Remembrance Day Collective Worship

Reverend Sarah leads a Remembrance Day Collective Worship from St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

Miss Shore leads Collective Worship on St Andrew

Rev Miriam leads Collective Worship on living in Peace with everyone

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Collective Worship by Curate Ben

Following on from our theme of Peace this half term - 'Being a Peacemaker'.

Canon Philip Collective Worship

Mr Murray Collective Worship - Advent and Hope at Christmas

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Collective Worship by Mrs Cooper about Forgiveness

Collective Worship about Forgiveness by Reverend Sarah

Collective Worship with Mr Murray

Rev Miriam 190121

John Newton Collective Worship by Mr Suckling

Collective Worship by Canon Philip Banks

Collective Worship with Miss Shore - Forgiveness

Collective Worship with Curate Ben - Quote by Einstein

Collective Worship by Mrs Cooper - Forgiveness

Rev. Sarah Collective Worship - Compassion

Collective Worhsip by Miss Shore - Kind Dorcas

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