Collective Worship

“Each encounter with Jesus changes our life.” Pope Francis

The principles underpinning the spiritual development of our children are based on the gospel values of justice, compassion, forgiveness and reconciliation. Children learn to encounter and appreciate the love of God in their everyday lives and in the world around them. Our Catholic worship is concerned with giving glory, honour, praise and thanks to God. It is our loving response, in word and action, to God’s invitation to encounter and enter into relationship, made possible through the work of Jesus Christ and the witness of the Holy Spirit.

Collective Worship gives opportunities for pupils and staff to:

Give honour and praise to God
Contemplate something of the mystery of God
Develop the school as a community of faith, developing a common ethos and shared values
Encounter and develop their relationship with God, creation and the community of the Church
To respond to and celebrate life
To experience a sense of self belonging and develop community spirit
Reflect on spiritual and moral issues
Explore their own beliefs
Grow in spirituality, liturgical understanding and development
To take time out ‘to wonder at’, ‘to come to terms with’ and to give worth to’.

We welcome parents, carers, relatives and parishioners to join us for worship to ‘Encounter’ our Lord.