Collective Worship

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.’ Psalm 145:18

Collective Worship is a core aspect of our schools Catholic identity. The importance of spending time in the presence of God has been fundamental to the Catholic way of life for centuries.

Here at St Joseph’s, we ensure that all pupils understand the faith that gives our school its Catholic identity and invite all to learn how to worship God in spirit and truth through prayer. As a a Catholic school we are called to know God more clearly, to love him more dearly and to follow him nearly every day.

Collective Worship Policy 2023-24

Our whole school comes together twice per week for worship and celebration.

On a Monday, each class takes it in turn to share with the school the virtue of the week from Virtues to Live By.

On Wednesday we gather to listen to the Wednesday Word.

Take a look at some of our Collective Worship Liturgies

Remembrance Day Liturgy

On Friday we held a Remembrance Liturgy led by our children in Years 5 & 6. Thank you to our families, parishioners and Fr Nigel for joining us to remember all of the fallen soldiers and those currently serving their country.

Advent Praise

Our Advent Praises have taken place over the last 3 weeks and have been led by our KS2 Children.

Lenten Liturgies

It was lovely to welcome Fr Nigel back into school during Holy Week to celebrate Lent with each class. All classes from EYFS to Year 6 helped to plan and lead their Lenten Liturgy in preparation for Easter.

May Devotion to Mary Our Mother

Today we gathered together for collective worship as we celebrated Mary Our Mother and the Month of May. The children have been very creative and produced a number of pieces of art and craft work that we offered to Mary in our liturgy. The children sang the following songs beautifully too: Bring Flowers of the Rarest, Holy Mary by God’s Decree & Daily Daily Sing to Mary. It was a wonderful celebration.

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