St John's Catholic Primary School

To Live in Love

Collective Worship

Collective Worship at St John’s has Christ at its heart and whilst respecting diversity of belief and commitment, is Catholic in character, reflecting the liturgical tradition of the church enabling the children to grow in their Faith. Everything we do at St John’s relates to the Catholic ethos of the school and the aims and objectives we seek to achieve through the school’s Mission Statement.We acknowledge that prayer is the means by which we are drawn into a deeper and more loving relationship with God and with all of God’s creation.

All children from nursery to year 6 take part in daily collective worship either as a year group, key stage or whole school. Collective Worship is an ideal opportunity to celebrate.  We celebrate important Liturgical events throughout the year as well as important events both locally and nationally. Children are encouraged to plan their own Collective Worship following the structure of Gather, Listen, Respond and Go Forth.  Parents are invited into school throughout the year to participate in Collective Worship with each class, although currently due to COVID-19 restrictions, parents are unable to participate.