Collective Worship

In Church of England schools, Collective Worship reflects the traditions of the Church of England and develops learners’ understanding of Anglican traditions and practice.

However, Collective Worship in church schools should always be invitational and inclusive of those of all faiths and none so that all pupils and adults can be present with integrity, and all can develop spiritually. It should be collective, rather than corporate, as shared beliefs cannot be assumed and pupils and adults will have a variety of worldviews.

Collective Worship is the unique heartbeat of a church school and provides opportunities for the community to gather together, be still and reflect, explore the big questions of life and respond to national and global events, fostering respect and deepening spiritual awareness.

See the Church’s of England’s Collective Worship Guidance (2021) here.

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