Christ is at the centre of all of our thoughts and actions and because of this, Collective Worship is a much-valued part of life at St Richard’s. We gather together in classes or as a whole school to worship daily allowing children, staff, parents and parishioners to come together to know, serve and love God. By listening to and reflecting upon the Word of God, we allow the messages of the Bible to shape our lives so that we can develop and nurture a closer relationship with our Lord Jesus.
“It’s really important because we learn more about how to
follow God and we have time to praise Him.” (?)
Whole school worship based on statement of belief.
Mrs Cook or a member of the SLT
Prayer and Praise - hymn singing
Gospel Act of Worship based on the previous Sunday’s Gospel + Act of Kindness
Junior Chaplaincy Team & Mini Vinnies
Class Collective Worship
Class Liturgy Leader Groups
Feast Days & Special Celebrations
In addition to our weekly acts of worship, we also celebrate important liturgical feast days with special whole school liturgies or Masses, including Remembrance, All Saints Day, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Easter, Ascension and Pentecost.
We also share special Services of Reconciliation during Advent and Lent as part of our preparation for the great feasts of Christmas and Easter.
Parents and the parish are always welcome to attend these celebrations and share in our liturgical life.
To further extend our welcome to families, each class invites parents and carers in to ‘Stay and Pray’. This is a lovely time for the children to share how they pray in school during class liturgies with people they care about.
Adoration & Holy Week in a Day The Primary Chaplaincy Team and Deacon Peter visited our school with Jesus as part of our Holy Week celebrations this Lent. Singing ‘Be Still’ & ‘Jesus we adore you’ we welcomed Deacon Peter and Jesus as he processed into the hall with the monstrance.
“Jesus was in the form of bread.” (Year 5)