Our Lady & St. Werburgh's Catholic Primary School

Fiat Voluntas Dei - May God's will be done

Seabridge Lane, Clayton, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 4AG

(01782) 973 888

Collective Worship

 

Collective worship and prayer are at the heart of our life and mission at Our Lady and St Werburgh's. We join together communally for whole-school worship several times per week: 

Our Monday assembly is led by our Key Stage 2 children, who deliver an important message based on the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Gospel.

On Wednesday, we gather together to prepare for the celebration of Mass, sharing and reflecting on the readings and the Gospel of Thursday's Mass. We also sing our praises to God in our weekly hymn practice. 

On Thursday, we attend Mass. During usual times, the whole school celebrate Mass together; however ,we are currently restricting numbers to a losed Mass for up to three classes at a time. 

On Friday, we gather for Gospel worship led by Mrs Wilson, often based on Ten:Ten collective worship. This is followed by the sharing in the successes of our children in our weekly Merit assembly, where children are rewarded with certificates for class/ school achievements, including our weekly Merit, Virtues, Golden Book, and Golden Table award. 

On Tuesdays, children have the opportunity to share in class-led worship, where they are encouraged to reflect upon their curriculum learning and lead liturgies or worship to develop their faith as a class. 

Children are actively involved in planning and leading many important liturgies throughout the year such as our Advent and Lenten liturgies, Remembrance, Stations of the Cross, etc. They take an active role in sharing in the Catholic mission of our school, listening attentively, praying reverently and actively living out their faith in their love, joy and service to others.