Collective Worship

The Nature of Collective Worship
We believe that Christian worship in a Catholic school is concerned with giving glory, honour, praise and thanks to God. It is our loving response, in word and action, to God’s invitation to enter into relationship, made possible through the work of Jesus Christ and the witness of the Holy Spirit.

The Place of Collective Worship in the Life of Christ the King Catholic Primary School
Collective Worship at Christ the King Primary School provides opportunities for pupils and staff to come together to worship God. It will have Christ at its heart and, while respecting diversity of belief and commitment, will be Catholic in character, reflecting the liturgical tradition of the Church. We endorse the belief that Collective Worship takes into account the religious and educational needs of all who share in it.

Worship in this school is more than just a legal requirement. It is an integral part of school life and central to the Catholic tradition. It will be related to the ‘day to day life, aspirations, and concerns of the school.’ (Education Reform Act 1988.)

“Keep the Joy of loving God in your heart and share this joy with all you meet especially your family. Be Holy – let us pray.” 

Mother Theresa of Calcutta

Collective Worship at Christ the King – Timetable

Monday – Whole School virtual Worship led by Mr. Delaney, Miss. Douglas or Mr. Heery

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday – Collective Worship in class. This will be planned and led by children and staff following a weekly or current theme.

Thursday – Collective Worship to be led in class. The fourth week of Come and See will be celebrated as part of the ‘Rejoice’ section of the topic. Every third Thursday Fr Colin will visit a different year group and spend time with them in prayer.

Prayer Life at Christ the King

Prayers in class daily – Morning Prayer, Grace before and after lunch & Hometime prayer.

Monday – Whole School Worship led by  Mr. Delaney, Miss. Douglas or Mr. Heery. During the current climate this will be taking place virtually.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday – Collective Worship in class. This will be planned and led by children and staff following a weekly or current theme.

Thursday – Collective Worship to be led in class. The fourth week of Come and See will be celebrated as part of the ‘Rejoice’ section of the topic. Every third Thursday Fr Colin will visit a different year group and spend time in prayer with them.