Collective worship is very important in Church of England schools.
Collective worship must be according to the rites, practices and principles of the Church in England or Church in Wales. We provide guidelines to support this and support is available from our RE Adviser and School Consultants.
Worship Workshop is a project created by the National Society, The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) and the Liturgical Commission. It aims to empower and enrich the practice of worship in our schools. It will help you to create your own patterns of worship around your own themes and provides prayers, songs, Bible readings and other useful words and ideas which are taken from the liturgy of the Church of England. These can be sorted with Season and Value indexes to make patterns where you can slot stories and other things to go with your themes. Click here to go to the website.
Collective Worship documents
Download the Collective Worship Guidelines for Primary Schools.
Printed copies are available at a cost of £5 per copy for schools which are members of the Chester Diocesan Family of Schools and £10 per copy to others. Contact Sandra Reynolds.
Download the Collective Worship Guidelines for Secondary Schools.
Download a proforma for long term planning.
Download a proforma for medium term planning.
Download a proforma for short term planning.
Download a daily worship planning proforma.
Download a table for a SWOT analysis of school's collective worship.
Download an evaluation proforma for collective worship.
Download an observation proforma for collective worship.
Download the SIAS Questions for collective worship
See information about the Christian Year.
Links to download information about "What's On" month by month are sent to schools who are members of Chester Diocesan Family of Schools.
Download notes for visiting speakers at collective worship.