In Church of England schools, collective worship reflects the traditions of the Church of England and develops learners’ understanding of Anglican traditions and practice.
Many schools work with the local vicar and other church members to plan and deliver acts of worship that are invitational, reflective and engaging. There is plenty of flexibility in the provision of collective worship to enable all pupils to benefit without compromising their beliefs.
For more information about Collective Worship in C of E Schools, please visit: Church of England RE and Collective Worship
The Good Shepherd Project
Introduction to the project and aims of the project
Worship Workshop is an exciting free new on-line resource for schools. It has been developed by the National Society, the Liturgical Commission and the Royal School of Church Music to help staff and pupils create acts of worship. The website was developed with the help and support of staff and pupils from a number of schools, including Cranham CE Primay School, Gloucester.
To help schools create acts of worship the website contains:
- A song bank of 100 traditional and contemporary songs and hymns, with music, echo tracks, downloadable words and musical scores
- A clear, liturgical framework with the flexibility for developing worship around texts and themes, including values
- Carefully selected texts from the Bible and Common Worship and New Patterns of Worship
- Suggestions for using the texts in a way which will engage the interest of pupils
- Ideas for prayers, litanies, intercessions and collects
- A seasons and values index to make patterns and to slot in stories and other material to accompany specific themes and values
- And much, much more!
The website is available at: www.worshipworkshop.org.uk.
Thought for the Day
The Thought for the Day programme is a great resource for daily reflection or as a supplement to assemblies and collective worship. The Thought for the Day template and grids for five complete years of material are available as downloads.