Worship & Prayer

Collective Worship

As a Church school, Collective Worship is an important time during which we can share in celebrating God's love and learning more about our Christian faith.  Through stories, songs, games and prayer, we aim to help the children to develop their spirituality, as well as becoming more understanding of the beliefs of others.

The Christian values we promote through collective worship are important for all of our pupils to learn, whether they come from a Christian background or not.  Parents do have the right to withdraw their children from Collective Worship, but we encourage the involvement of all pupils so that their sense of belonging as a member of our school community can be strengthened.

We are fortunate to be supported by our church community in our Collective Worship.  Clergy and other church members regularly lead worship along with our Open the Book Team. 


 There are many opportunities for parents, family and friends to join the school in Collective Worship.  Class led services at Church once a term as well as other special services such as Christmas, Harvest and Easter. We also hold a Carol Service each year where families and staff from school come together to worship together at this special Christian time. 



Prayer is an important part of school life within St John's. 

Opportunities for prayer include:

  • The Prayer stations - children can write a prayer to be shared with the whole school in collective worship
  • Prayer Cubes / Prayer Books - used in whole school collective worship
  • Worship - often children will be asked to help us to close worship with a prayer. 


Saying Grace
We have several versions, some written by the children. 

For what we are about to receive may the Lord make us truly thankful



We say grace every lunch time together before we eat our lunch.  Thanking God for the food we are about to eat.