Collective Worship

SONGS AND WORSHIP

Welcome to our last Songs and Worship of the academic year. In this very special video we reflect on all there is to be thankful for; we learn about Jesus and the thankful leper, hear the Lord's Prayer led by the Archbishop of Canterbury before taking part in a joyful worship song called 'Better Together' featuring many of the children from St Michael's at work and play.

Songs and Worship 7_ Perseverance.mp4
Songs and Worship 3 ‐ For Half Term Week.mp4

Whole School Collective Worship

End of Year Worship 2020 High Quality Final Version.mp4

End of Year Church Service 2020

Please join with us as a school community to reflect back on the year we have had and celebrate those who are leaving us, as well as look forward together to the new academic year.

Thank you Mrs Ashwood.mp4

Thank you Mrs Ashwood

Thank you Mrs Tozer High Quality.mp4

Thank you Mrs Tozer

A whole school collective worship on Perseverance for you all to enjoy as we head into half term

Perseverance Collective Worship.mp4
Christian Aid.mp4
Meeting with Head St Michael's.mp4

About Collective Worship

At St Michael’s Church of England School, we affirm and value every member of our school community. We recognize each child and adult as unique and special to God and have a commitment and responsibility to provide the best possible education within a caring Christian community. Worship is central to the life and purposes of St Michael’s school community.

All acts of worship are in accordance with the founding Church of England Trust Deed and the Ethos Statement in the school’s Instruments of Government. School worship is an affirmation and celebration of the Christian values and ethos of the school.

Worship is an inclusive activity which encourages and invites participation by everyone present, of all faiths and none and is rooted in the Christian understanding of God as Trinity. This will include belief in; God the source of all being and life; Jesus who reveals God’s love by his life, death and resurrection; the Holy Spirit who makes the presence of Jesus known in the world.

There are occasions where we change the timetable, such as when we have special guests in to school or to respond to events in the local and global community.

Pupils are involved wherever possible in the delivery of worship and increasingly in the planning and evaluation of it.

The structure of our worship reflect the Anglican traditions of ‘ gathering, engaging, responding and sending’ (GERS). We encourage a range of responses from the children including:

  • Pupils’ contributions

  • Sacred and secular stories/readings

  • Dance/drama

  • Prayer/meditation/songs/hymns/music

  • Artefacts/natural materials

  • Visual aids/focal points

  • Dialogue/creative silence

  • Visitors

We have a four year collective worship plan which is centred around Christian Values.

Pupils are involved wherever possible in the delivery of worship and increasingly in the planning and evaluation of it.

Each half term, a Year 6 'Worship Team' is selected, who help with setting up for worship, engaging the children in worship and helping support the younger children.

We also have a core 'Worship Ambassadors' team who help shape collective worship across the school and act as a platform for the other children in their class to be involved further in worship.


Peace at Christmas Collective Worship

Led by Year 6 house Captains 2018