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: 4th September - 19th October
Half Termly Theme: Friendship
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Christ Church Pennington
Our Harvest Service in Church- Friday 5th October
On Friday 5th October, we had an amazing Harvest Service in church. It was lovely to see, so many people filling the building. A big thank-you to all of the children, parents and carers for the gifts of food and money that you donated. We are sure the foodbank will really appreciate it.
Our Easter Service in Church.
On Thursday 29th March, we held our annual Easter Service in Church. Each class helped to recount the key events of Holy week leading up to Easter day. The service began with our Key Stage 1 children retelling the story of Palm Sunday, Year 4 then retold the story of Maundy Thursday and the Last Supper, Year 5 and 6 then read some very emotive pieces of writing that they had written around the events of Good Friday and then Year 3 finished off with their Easter Sunday acrostic poems. The service was completely delivered by the children and supported by the PAIS team who have been coming into school weekly to work with our Year 3 children. The atmosphere in church was lovely and at times extremely moving. Everyone went home with a smile on their face when they were given colourful Jelly beans as they left church to help them to remember the significance of the different colours within the Easter story.
Mothering Sunday Worship- Friday 9th March 2018
I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house on Friday morning when Year 6 and their Reception buddies performed a worship for their mums. They each explained why they loved their mum so clearly and bravely. Thank you to Mrs Baines and Mrs Hayden who prepared the refreshments for us afterwards.
On Thursday 1st February the children performed two wonderful iSingPOP concerts. They were absolutely amazing and we were so proud of them all. To see the whole school singing their hearts out in praise was very moving indeed and brought a tear to many eyes! An enormous thank you to Jess Cook our iSingPOP tutor and to the PCC from Christ Church who provided half of the funding for the project. We can now add the new songs to our repertoire for worship and you can sing at home to our very own CDs.
Rev Saunders' Old Testament Heroes Worship
On Wednesday 17th January 2018, Rev Saunders came into school to talk to the children about the Old Testament Hero, Moses. The children were all captivated as Rev Saunders dramatically told the story of Moses, from him being found in the bullrushes as a baby to becoming a great leader and setting his people free.
Remembrance Day 2017
Well done to all the children in KS2 who created the most beautiful poppy for Remembrance Day - it looked just amazing! A big thank you to Rev Saunders who made an impromptu visit, with his trumpet, to play the last post. It was a very moving mark of respect.
Our Harvest Service in Church- Wednesday 4th October
Thank you for all your Harvest contributions. We were staggered at your generosity and the Food Bank are so grateful for your donations. Additionally we will be sending £70 out to Uganda to the AYF band who visited us in January to help them spread the word of God. During our harvest service Reverend messaged members of the band and they sent a message of thanks to you all.
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.