Collective Worship at SMRP
Collective Worship at our School broadly follows the Anglican tradition of worship. The school believes that in our Collective Worship Time there should be:
- Participation, reflection, response
- Shared sense of community
- Opportunity to explore and find or give guidance on Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural issues and values and to explore big life questions / events
- Opportunity to explore aspects of different faith stories / traditions
- Opportunity to make links with the local community and the wider world
- Worship which broadly reflects Christian beliefs - although we are a rich and diverse community which values people of all faiths and none, and gives space for everyone to explore beliefs and responses
- A time to sing, pray or be still
- A time to experience awe and wonder
- A time to recognise worth and worthiness
- A time to consider reverence of veneration paid to a Divine Being or power
- A time to give special attention to the status and teachings of Jesus.
We come together to be still, think quietly, pray, praise God, contribute our thoughts and feelings and sing or celebrate and be joyful - but not all at the same time! We consider important issues that we may have heard about in the news, we think about right choices and decisions and how they affect other people. We learn about different celebrations in our school community life. We reflect on our Core Values and how they influence our lives.
Call to Worship
"Peace be with you..."
"And also with you..."
"Wa alaikum salam."
Call to Prayer
"Let's get ready to pray. This is a time for prayer, for talking to God or thinking; a time for stillness and respect."
End of Worship
"Our worship in this place has ended..."
"Our service in the world has begun."
We visit St Mary Redcliffe Church for our Christmas Carol Service and Reverend Kat visits us for other special school services.
- wants all children to have a well-developed interpretation of spirituality
- respects other religions or faith traditions
- allows children to choose their own participation when we say, sing or pray things the School believes
- values and affirms the positive aspects of all our children's cultural heritages
- promotes mutual respect between diverse groups and encourages community cohesion