Collective Worship


Our daily act of collective worship in school fulfils legal requirements and is planned to create a setting which encourages reflection and personal worship.

We have a weekly theme which is linked to learning in other areas of the curriculum and encourages children to relate Christian teaching to everyday life and learning in school.

Whole school worship takes place twice during the week with a member of the clergy leading one of those sessions and the Head or Deputy leading the other.

Key Stage worship takes place once each week when children worship in a smaller group and is led by the Key Stage Manager.

Class worship is held once during the week and class teachers share this worship time with their own children.

Celebration worship takes place on a Friday afternoon.

On special occasions and at regular times during the year services take place at Christ Church when we invite our whole school community, children, staff parents and governors to worship together.

Parents have the right to withdraw their child from any act of worship, although this would be unusual in a Church school such as ours.


School Worship for Autumn Term 1:  5th September - 20th October 2017


Half Termly Theme: The Lord's Prayer


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Christ Church Pennington



Easter Week in School- 27th March 2017

During the week leading up to Easter, each of our classes helped to retell the Easter story by leading one of our daily worship times. Reception started us off on Monday by retelling the story of 'Palm Sunday', followed by Year 1 & 2 retelling the story of 'The Last Supper' on Tuesday. Year 3 & 4 then told a very moving version of the story of 'Jesus' arrest and death' on Wednesday, followed by Y5 & 6 finishing off  the week, retelling the story of 'Jesus rising from the dead' in Church on Thursday. All the children did a brilliant job and really helped to bring the Easter story to life in school..



Mr Butterworth's Retirement and Easter Service in Church- Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Thank you to all the parents/carers that attended this years Easter Service in church.  It was lovely to see Reverend Butterworth being presented with his leaving gifts.  The children were a real credit to the school and even our chicks made an appearance!


AN ENORMOUS THANK YOU to everyone involved in this year’s Christmas Celebration in church on Thursday 10th December.

  • The choir sang beautifully;
  • The children from Year 5 and 6 reminded us about the real meaning of Christmas;
  • The Reception children were a beautiful host of heavenly angels
  • The Children from Year 1 were the cutest sheep
  • AND YEAR 2 were real stars performing “A Miracle in Town” so clearly and confidently that we are all excited for Christmas

Thank you to all the school staff for all their hard work in preparing and supporting the children and to families and friends for coming to join us!



Mrs Lythgoe’s Retirement and Easter Celebration In Church- Tuesday 31st March and Thursday 2nd April

The children led a beautiful Thanksgiving Service for Mrs Lythgoe in Church on Tuesday evening. It was lovely to see so many former pupils and staff who had come along to share the evening with her. Thank you to all those who gave donations towards a leaving gift which was presented during the Easter Worship in church on Maunday Thursday morning. We all wish Mrs Lythgoe a very happy retirement but she will always be welcome in school.


Christmas Celebration In Church- Thursday 11th December

A big thank to all who were involved in the two services in Church- they were a superb example of the Christ Church community at its best. To all the families who came to watch, to the staff who worked so hard and to all our talented Year 2 actors, Year 1 sheep and Reception angels! Thanks also to the Junior singers and prayers who made the day even more special. Thank you for your kind donations as a result of which we are able forward £74 to Derian House Children’s Hospice.



On Thursday 23rd October our Year 4 and 5 children took part in the final concert from the iSing POP project that they have completed in conjunction with Lowton High School. Their performance was stunning and their families were very impressed. We send a big thank you to Lowton High for inviting Christ Church to take part and to Rev Butterworth for welcoming all the schools to church. 


Family Worship- 20th & 22nd October 2014


Thank you to all the family members who came to share Worship time with us.  The children clearly demonstrated how much they have learnt from our theme New Beginnings and how our Christian values can support us.



Harvest Service in Church- 3rd October 2014

On Friday morning the children went to church for our annual Harvest Service. It was lovely to see so many parents and carers in church and the children really enjoyed singing the new songs they had learnt for the service and sharing their thankfulness prayers. The Harvest offerings, which you so kindly donated will help two different charities. The dried food goods will be taken to our local food bank, to help families who find themselves in difficulty and the monetary donations will be sent to FARM AFRICA to help support farmers in Eastern Africa. As a school we have much to be thankful for and Harvest time is an ideal occasion to thank God and share some of our good fortune with others at home or overseas.



Harvest Welly Walk

On Wednesday 1st October 2014 all the children took part in our Harvest Welly Walk, instead of our usual whole school worship. They walked to Pennington Park in their wellies to support the FARM AFRICA project which works to end hunger and bring prosperity to farming communities in Eastern Africa. While the children were walking, each class carried large containers of water to help them understand the difficulties faced by communities who do not have access to running water.



Easter Service in Church- Friday 4th April 2014


Thank you to all those who came to share our Easter service in church.  It was a special time for our school community.  The service was built entirely around the children's ideas and it was full of creativity and perceptive observations.



Family Worship- 10th, 11th & 12th February 2014


Thank you to all the family members who came to share Worship time with us.  The children clearly demonstrated how much they have learnt from our theme Going for Goals and how our Christian values can support us.