Egerton Church of England

Primary School

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Collective Worship

Collective Worship


Psalm 100: 1:4 of the Bible


Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.

Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

Know that the LORD is God. It is He, who made us, and we are his;

we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;

give thanks to him and praise his name.”


Our Collective Worship is highly valued and a specified time in the school day where the whole school community gathers together to honour God.  It provides an opportunity for our school community to arrive in worship with the right attitude, engage with our own spirituality and Biblical teachings and leave feeling refreshed and inspired.


For us, worship is the ‘heartbeat’ of the school day.  It is a time when all can come together to be still and find quietness to reflect on our own spirituality, values and place in the world.


Collective worship gives the whole school community the opportunity to:

  • Engage in an act of community
  • Express praise and thanksgiving to God
  • Reflect on the character of God and on the teachings of Christ through Biblical texts
  • Affirm Christian values and attitudes
  • Celebrate special times in the Christian calendar
  • Experience and respond to Anglican traditions and practices
  • Explore the big questions of life and respond to national events
  • Foster respect and deepen spiritual awareness
  • Be still and reflect
  • Share each other’s joys and challenges


Collective Worship is inclusive in that it welcomes those of Christian faith, other faiths or none.  It recognises the collectivity of all participants, making no assumption that all have the same beliefs and values.   


In accordance with legislation an act of Worship happens daily at Egerton.  This can be either together in school or at St James’s Church, or as a class group.  Active Church, after school on Wednesday, also offers children and carers an opportunity to worship through games, action and craft.