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Brenzett Primary School

BrenzettChurch of England Primary School

'The Lost Sheep' Luke 15:4-7

Collective Worship

Collective Worship gives pupils and school staff the opportunity to:

  • Engage in an act of community
  • Express praise and thanksgiving to God
  • Be still and reflect
  • Explore the big questions of life and respond to national events
  • Foster respect and deepen spiritual awareness
  • Reflect on the character of God and on the teachings of Christ through Biblical texts
  • Affirm Christian values and attitudes
  • Share each other’s joys and challenges
  • Celebrate special times in the Christian calendar

It is a school expectation that all teachers lead worship and worship in the classroom, following our school guidelines.

The Anglican Christian Tradition

The following are shared as Christian elements of collective worship:

  • Exploring the Christian understanding of God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • Using the Bible for inspiration, stories and guidance
  • Observing the cycle of the Church’s Year – Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pentecost and Saint's Days amongst ordinary days
  • Learning and saying prayers from a number of sources, in particular the Lord’s Prayer and the blessings in common use
  • Singing a wide variety of hymns and songs from traditional to modern
  • Experiencing Christian symbols in worship and reflecting on their meaning
  • The use of prayer, silence and reflection
  • Using Psalms with simple responses – Taizé style


This act of worship can take place at any time of the school day and in any regular school grouping, e.g. the whole school, key stage or class. Our school plans systematically and cohesively use Canterbury Diocesan Collective Worship Planning, which is adapted and changed to meet the needs of our community.

Day Worship Activity 
Monday  Celebration Assembly 
Tuesday Class worship 
Wednesday  Church led worship 
Thursday  Singing Assembly 
Friday  Worship Leads