Worship is an integral part of school life at St Mary's and is central to the Catholic tradition. Collective worship provides opportunities for our community to contemplate the mystery of God, reflect on spiritual and moral issues, experience a sense of belonging and grow in liturgical understanding.
The timetable of Collective Worship in our school is as follows:
Monday - Whole School Collective Worship - Sunday's Gospel
Tuesday - Whole School Collective Worship - Catholic Social Teaching focusing on current issues, emotional wellbeing and dates of significance
Wednesday - Class Based Collective Worship - Picture News linked to British Values, United Nations and Protected Characteristics
Thursday - Class Collective Worship - child led liturgical prayer
Friday - Celebration Assembly
Children are taught to participate fully in collective worship and are encouraged to plan and lead as appropriate to their age.
As well as regular, weekly Collective Worship, we hold celebrations in line with the church liturgical year including Easter Rocks!, Mary devotion, class Saints' feast days, Blessed Virgin Mary feast day, Advent and Lent services, Christingle, Advent wreaths blessing, Remembrance and Holy Week services.