Collective Worship

All schools have assembly and there can be a variety of reasons for the school community to meet together.

In the daily life of the Church school, Collective Worship should have a vital place, demonstrating to the school community that making time for God matters.

What might Collective Worship in a Church school look like? What elements are likely to be included?  It is a time for the school to gather together to:

  • explore the school's Christian vision and values
  • explore relevance of faith in today's world
  • imagine what God's kingdom is like and how it could change the way people live
  • worship God for those that wish

Model Policy for Collective Worship 

For the benefit of providing pupils with a rich variety of experiences within collective worship, it is good to involve visitors from local church and Christian communities. Some guidance that is worth sharing with them about leading Collective Worship in a school context is also provided. This document has been drawn together through consultation with clergy from within the diocese.

Advice for Clergy & Visitors leading Collective Worship

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