Collective worship is an integral part of our school day at Lady Seaward's. We gather together as a school community to spend time in quiet reflection, to worship and to learn from biblical teachings.
We use the book 'Roots and Fruits' to help guide the content and rhythm of our Monday and Tuesday collective worship. There is a focused theme every half-term linked to a Bible passage which is shared on our collective worship display in the hall and in our school newsletter.
Our whole school collective worship begins with the lighting of three candles on our worship table as we welcome 'God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit'.
As we look at the candles, we calm and listen to the words:
As I enter your presence now, I pause to be still; to breathe slowly; to re-centre my scattered senses upon the presence of God.
Depending on the focus for the collective worship, we may explore bible stories, sing worship songs, explore 'big questions', learn about our personal development or celebrate the achievements of others. We finish every collective worship by saying our closing words:
Father, help me to live this day to the full,
being true to who you made me to me.
Jesus, help me to give myself away to others,
being kind to everyone I meet.
Spirit, help me to love the lost
and to have compassion for your world.
We then invite children to say The Lord's Prayer and we finish with a blessing.
Our collective worship is led by a variety of people linked to the school community and the local churches. Livi (Children and Family Worker with Christ Church, Woodbury) leads our collective worship every other Tuesday.
Every pupil must take part in a daily act of collective worship unless they have been withdrawn by their parents.
Collective Worship Timetable
Collective Worship policy
Please see our policies below for more information:
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us of our trespasses,
as we forgive those that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,
For ever and ever,