Worship

At Whinmoor St Paul’s we see our Collective Worship as a central part of school life. Children and adults engage in Collective Worship each day. This is when we gather together to explore and reflect on Christian Values, stories and teachings. Each half term we focus on a different Christian Value and explore each in a variety of ways.

Collective worship is led by senior leaders, staff, children, clergy and visitors. Children and adults in our school have the opportunity to plan, deliver and evaluate Collective Worship, which is then fed into the improvement cycle.

In addition to Collective Worship, children at Whinmoor St Paul’s are provided with prayer and reflection spaces in school. These calm and peaceful spaces allow children the opportunity to reflect and contemplate the world around them. These are spaces which promote spirituality within the child and give them opportunities to be closer to their God.

These are the Christian Values for 2021/22:
  • Autumn 1 – Friendship and Peace – British Values – Individual Liberty/ Rule of Law
  • Autumn 2 – Community – British Values – Democracy/ Individual Liberty
  • Spring 1 – Thankfulness and Courage – British Values Tolerance / Respect
  • Spring 2 –  Trust – British Values – Respect / Rule of Law
  • Summer 1 – Generosity – British Values- Respect/ Rule of Law
  • Summer 2 – Hope – British Values – Tolerance / Democracy

Christian & British Values PowerPoint for 2021/22 

Whole School and Class Worship Times

Monday –  Worship relating to our Christian Value for the half term KS1 – PM KS2 -PM

Tuesday – AM – Phase worship in classes

Wednesday – AM – Individual class worship in classrooms

Thursday – PM – Singing Worship

Friday – AM – Worship celebrating our school community in phases

 
Rhythm of Life – A Journey for Lent 2022

The Rhythm of Life is a fabulous resource from the Diocese of Leeds which we will be using during Lent. It is based on the seven Rhythm of Life habits (Celebrating, Sharing, Reflecting, Encouraging, Praying, Creating and Resting) that were introduced in Advent, Lent and Pentecost last year. These habits can help us to flourish and to learn to understand ourselves, our lives and our relationships better. They can also help us to learn more about God and his love for us. During Lent we will be looking at six ‘relationships’ which are a part of our lives. We will reflect on why each is important and what we can do to develop it. We will explore these relationships during our collective worship within school and also providing families with reflections and actions to explore on a weekend. These will be available on our Worship page on our school website each week.

The final week of Lent is Holy Week, running up to the great Christian festival of Easter. During this week we will provide families with resources to think about the Easter story and its meaning for Christians. This will be sent home with children and also available on our Worship page on our school website.  But Lent is not just about listening and thinking. It is not even really about giving something up. Lent is about taking action and learning to live a better life. So on the way, there will be suggestions about what actions you can take each day. We are looking forward to sharing our ‘Journey for Lent’ with you via Twitter and would love to see what you get up to at home, so please share your reflections and actions by tagging our Twitter page @WhinmoorStPaul’s

 

Click here  for some reflections you can do with your children at home during the weekend as part of our Rhythm of Life Journey. 

Worship Committee

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Types of Worship and Celebrations at Whinmoor St Paul’s

Armistice Day Commemorations

Harvest Festival

Carol Service

Child Led Worship

Clergy Led Worship