At St.Mary’s the children take part in an act of daily collective worship.
Our collective worship is a special time for our school to gather together to:
The relationship between our parish church, the local community and St. Mary’s School is strong and highly valued. Once a week, the children take part in collective worship at St. Mary’s Church. The journey to church is an act a worship of its own; admiring God’s Creation as the children walk though the beauty of Oak Hill Park.
Once a term, the children and staff are invited to Holy Communion Service as a celebration of the Eucharist, which is usually held at St. Mary’s Church. All children and staff are also offered a Blessing to ensure that they are purposefully included in this special act of worship.
The Rector, Rev. Dr. Alec Corio works closely with the Headteachers to help shape the collective worship plan across the school year.
Autumn Focus Values: God’s Love, Compassion and Thankfulness
Spring 1 Focus Value: Courage
For the remainder of this half term, we will be exploring our focus value of ‘Courage’ in daily worship and learning about challenges faced by Moses and Esther among other figures from the Bible. We will be sharing the following Bible verse regularly over the coming weeks:
“Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”