This page lists guidance and web links on collective worship and includes information on Key Festivals of the Church Year.
Diocese of Norwich: Collective Worship for special events
Worship workshop gives helpful planning ideas and resources.
ADDITIONAL COLLECTIVE WORSHIP RESOURCES FOR SCHOOL AND HOME
- The Greatest Story Ever Told is a free Bible-focused collective worship resource that could be used at home or school and might be ideal for ‘bubble worship’
- Diddy Disciples offer worship and Bible storytelling by Sharon Moughtin-Mumby: Anglican priest, Bible scholar, writer, and mother. They are streaming Bedtime Prayers (Compline), led by children, from the Diddy Disciples Facebook page every evening.
- Fischy Music write songs supporting the social, emotional, and spiritual well being of children. They are live streaming musical assemblies on Monday mornings. Find out more on the Fischy Music Facebook page.
- Worshiping with Children has a mission to help worship planners and leaders create congregational worship that is child friendly – without ruining it for the adults. They are offering worship outlines and reflections on the lectionary passages via the Worshiping with Children Facebook page.
- Messy Church is a fun way of being of church for families. They are designing sessions that can be used by families at home – for example, this breaking bread – fun family prayer time exercise.
- The children’s workers from St Matt’s Church Exeter are providing a series of youtube videos of children’s activities linked to bible stories. Watch here.
- Download Tim Watson’s Socially Distant collection of poems, prayers, and postures for free. Find out more….
- Prayer Spaces in Schools have created prayer activities for families to use in the home. Find out more….
- A Daily Examen for the Family an ancient tradition taken from Ignatius Loyola a 16th Century Spanish Saint.
- The Diocese of Bristol is sharing their ideas for continuing Reflective / Spiritual times and meditation at home.
- Worship at Home has been created by the Diocese of St Albans. Here you will find weekly worship at home resources. These include creative activities, think pieces and prayers that can be used at home or at school. Find out more….
- St Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust is sharing daily Christian collective worship videos, for use by schools and families while schools are closed. Watch here.
- Engage Worship is publishing daily prayers and worship activities that families can engage with together, using movement, interaction, craft, play, and more. Find out more….
- The Church of England has partnered with Oak National Academy to provide separate weekly collective worship sessions led by schools, which is accessible to those of all faiths and none. The sessions will be streamed through TES from 10 am every Thursday.
- Black Lives Matter Collective Worship: There is a lovely PowerPoint presentation with accompanying notes written by Canterbury Diocese. It is for an act of worship to raise awareness in our schools of the Black Lives Matter protests. Many people have been heard saying ‘all lives matter’ so why are people only focusing on black lives? The parable of the Lost Sheep has been used to illustrate that all the sheep are precious to the shepherd, but the one that is lost needs his help more!
- Free resources for schools and families. This series of reflection pieces are designed to support all staff in our schools and academies to explore further the distinctiveness of church schools and the difference they can and do make to the lives of our young people.
- Home–resources for Collective Worship.