Collective Worship

Despite being unable to gather together, we are continuing to engage virtually in Collective Worships, both through live and     pre-recorded formats. The pupils are encouraged to be an active part in such worships by offering their thoughts and ideas to their class or worship leader when live, by leading parts of class worships and by offering prayers and ideas for future worships. Please see the subpages for some videos of our Virtual Worships.

Songs and Worship 

Celebration Worships 

Whole School Worships 

Special Worships 

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:

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. 

How our collective worship helps to build children's spirituality

Spiritual capacities explored through worship.pdf