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 The Lord's Prayer.
Our collective worship is led by a variety of people linked to the school community and the local churches. Every pupil must take part in a daily act of collective worship unless they have been withdrawn by their parents.
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Collective Worship policy
Please see our policies below for more information:
The Prayer Garden is a great addition to our environment. The Ethos Committee expressed that they would like a prayer space outside and they worked alongside Mrs Gillett on ideas for the design. The children can visit this space during play times and lunch times to pray and take a moment to reflect.
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,