Collective worship

In all Anglican schools worship should reflect the rich traditions of prayer and worship that characterize the worldwide community of Christians. School policy and practice also need to conform to legal requirements concerning worship, in that it must take place every day and should follow the requirements of the Trust Deed. In community schools the requirements for the content of collective worship, while less specific, also necessitate that worship should reflect the broad traditions of Christian belief and be ‘wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character'.
The Lincoln Diocesan team regard collective worship as a centrally important element of school life. It should be an enjoyable and uplifting time for adults and young people alike.

To help answer the questions...

  • How can we be distinctive in our worship?
  • How can we be explicitly Christian, welcoming and inclusive?
  • How can we be inspirational, engaging and exciting?
  • How can we provide a safe atmosphere in which pupils can talk and think freely about God?

...Click on the links below

http://www.worshipworkshop.org.uk/
http://www.elydiocese.org/supporting-schools/collective-w/
http://www.imaginor.co.uk/roots-fruits/
http://www.christianvalues4schools.org.uk/
http://www.churchschoolseast.org.uk/cw.htm
http://www.cofesuffolk.org/index.cfm?page=cyp.content&cmid=204
http://www.prayerspacesinschools.com/

For further information and help regarding Collective Worship, including staff training, planning for the school year, using values in worship, monitoring and evaluation please contact:

Carol Acheson
School Effectiveness Advisor
E: carol.acheson@lincoln.anglican.org
T: 01522 50 41 02

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