Collective Worship


At Canon Peter Hall Primary School, Collective Worship is an integral part of daily life. It is a time for the whole school to gather and for everyone to be given the opportunity to grow spiritually and have a ‘time to breathe’. 

We believe Collective Worship offers pupils and adults the opportunity to experience the presence, power and peace of God through prayer, reflection, singing and sharing.  Collective Worship provides opportunities for all participants to gather, engage and respond in a variety of ways.

Collective Worship at Canon Peter Hall:

  • Provides opportunities to explore the school vision and how that underpins our Christian Values. 
  • Helps pupils and adults to appreciate the relevance of faith in today’s world by encountering the teachings of Jesus and the Bible and developing understanding of the Christian belief in the trinitarian nature of God.
  • Offers the opportunity, without compulsion, to all pupils and adults to grow spiritually through experiences of prayer, stillness, worship and reflection.
  • Enable all pupils and adults to appreciate that Christians worship in different ways, for example using music, silence, story, prayer, reflection as well as through the varied lithurgical traditions of Anglican worship and festivals.
  • Enables pupils to develop skills through the planning, leading and evaluation of collective worship in ways that lead to improving practice.

Pupil Collective Worship Leaders

Here at Canon Peter Hall Primary School, our Collective Worship leaders  are at the heart of any decisions we make about our  Collective Worship and Christian celebrations within school. They attend a weekly planning meeting with the Collective Worship Leader (Miss Barford)  and are fully involved in planning the termly themes as well as leading parts or whole acts of  Worship each week.

Some of their many roles include;

  • Preparing the worship space for gathering: altar, candles, chairs, computer etc.
  • Writing prayers to be read in Collective Worship
  • Epitomising by their actions both our school visions and values.
  • Meeting to plan Collective Worship and undertaking their roles therein effectively.
  • Evaluating Collective Worship and sharing their observations so that they lead to improved practice.
  • Supporting adults leading Collective Worship by acting out plays, telling stories and reading prayers.