Church of England sets out entitlement for collective worship

14/05/21

Collective worship is the unique heartbeat of a Church school and is offered as part of a wider opportunity for pupils and adults to encounter faith by engaging in conversations about God, both as individuals and together. This document, principally for Church of England schools, draws on our Vision for Education to set out an approach to Collective Worship.

Worship in schools should be “inclusive, invitational and inspiring” according to the Church of England’s new ‘statement of entitlement and expectation’ for collective worship, which has been published to support Church Schools.

The new resource describes collective worship as the “unique heartbeat of a Church school” which is offered as part of a wider opportunity for pupils and adults to encounter faith.

The new document, which draws on the Church of England’s Vision for Education, sets out how collective worship should be welcoming, inclusive and exemplify the principles of Christian hospitality, and should meet the needs of all, wherever they may be on their journey of faith and belief.

Download Collective worship: A Statement of Entitlement and Expectation (2021)

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