Barkston Ash Catholic Primary School

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 school's 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 Barkston Ash Catholic Primary School, we ensure that our children have broad and varied opportunities to experience God through prayer and worship.


Whole-school Collective Worship

Our whole school comes together at least three times a week for worship.

On Mondays,  Mrs Vaughan shares the Sunday Gospel, reflecting on its message for us today and allowing the children time to pause and think before learning about the week's mission..

On Wednesdays, the teachers take it in turns to lead our singing liturgy.  The Prayer Rota ensures that there is a focus prayer and this half-term's virtue is revisited. 

On Fridays, our school meets together again in celebration of the past week.  Mrs Vaughan and the teachers hand out awards, then we have Collective Worship through quiet reflection and prayer time, focusing on our weekly mission and living life as a disciple of Jesus.

Class-based Collective Worship

Each class is given several opportunities to pray throughout the day.  Additionally, on a Tuesday, children take part in a meditation session within their classrooms. Children are taught a range of Catholic prayers to be used in a range of different situations.  Every Thursday, children in each class across school, plan and lead class-based Collective Worship with the support of the class teachers. 

London Road, Barkston Ash, Nr Tadcaster, North Yorkshire LS24 9PS

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