Below are a number of resources which have been written to support schools in planning Collective Worship that is suited to their school and context. They are just a guide and there is no expectation to follow them explicitly. Our hope is that schools will use these resources to enable all teachers to feel more confident in planning and leading acts of collective worship in their school context.
Many of these documents have been produced following conversations and feedback from teachers across our diocese, so we hope they provide you with an injection of inspiration and creativity as you plan your acts of collective worship.
This page will be regularly updated throughout the year. Not all the plans will look the same or be written in the same detail, as we want to give some ownership back to schools when planning acts of collective worship.
This document explores how we can include and incorporate music in our daily acts of worship to ensure it is invitational and inspiring. It also includes a list of suggested songs to support those planning and leading worship.
This guide contains additional ideas to support the planning of worship in the classroom. The ideas are fairly simple and require a little planning, aiming to reduce the burden on class teachers who are having to plan and lead worship in the classroom on a daily basis.
This document offers support to collective worship leaders in sharping and planning worship in the classroom or other small group. This document compliments the advice in Fresh Approach to Collective Worship document.
This is a quick guide for classroom teachers to help them make the most out of planning and leading worship in the classroom. The information in this document is taken from the Fresh Approach to planning worship in the classroom document.
Booklet - click heading to download.
This editable document is for the academic year 2021-22 - click the heading to download (Excel format). It sets out where all the Christian festivals and charity events are within the year. It also shows the liturgical colour for each day. This will help subject leaders have a long term overview when planning in topics and events to be celebrated during collective worship.
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Year Three (2023-2024)
- Together Again (Word format)
- Committed to… (Word format)
- Good News (Word format)
- The journey through Lent to Easter (Word format)
- The Order of the Mustard Seed (Word format)
- Easter to Pentecost (Word format)
- Generosity, being a global neighbour and pilgrimage (Word format)
- Generosity prayer space resource and ideas
- Journeying together (Word format)
Year Two (2022-23)
- People of Faith, Harvest and Freedom Week (updated July 2022)
- ‘Take it back the playground’ - Remembrance and Anti-bullying Week
- ‘Take it back to the playground’ images
- Year B Term 2 Advent and Christmas
These overviews give examples of how a theme could be explored over a term. There are Bible passages, key questions and links to websites for each act of worship. The termly overviews do not have to be followed in the order suggested. Alternative plans and stories should be included to personalise it to the context and vision of the school.
- Example termly overview – Perseverance and Harvest (Word format)
- Example termly overview – Forgiveness and Easter (Word format)
- British Values
- Advent (Word format)
- Christmas (Word format)
- Holy Week (Word format)
For more information or support with Collective Worship in your school please contact Natalie Ralph (01227 459401).