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St Edward's Catholic Academy

St Edward's Catholic Academy

Collective Worship


        The principles underpinning the spiritual development of our children are based on the gospel            values of justice, compassion, forgiveness and reconciliation. Children learn to encounter and            appreciate the love of God in their everyday lives and in the world around them.

        Our Catholic  worship is concerned with giving glory, honour, praise and thanks to God. It is our          loving response, in word and action, to God’s invitation to encounter and enter into relationship,          made possible through the work of Jesus Christ and the witness of the Holy Spirit.

Collective Worship gives opportunities for pupils and staff to:

Give honour and praise to God

Contemplate something of the mystery of God

Develop the school as a community of faith, developing a common ethos and shared values

Encounter and develop their relationship with God, creation and the community of the Church

To respond to and celebrate life

To experience a sense of self belonging and develop community spirit

Reflect on spiritual and moral issues

Explore their own beliefs

Grow in spirituality, liturgical understanding and development

To take time out ‘to wonder at’, ‘to come to terms with’ and to give worth to’.


We welcome parents, carers, relatives and parishioners to join us for worship to 'Encounter' our Lord:

                                     "Each encounter with Jesus changes our life."

                                                                                                                                Pope Francis