Worship & Prayer at Etching Hill
At Etching Hill, Collective Worship is an important time during which we can share in celebrating God's love and learning more about our Christian faith. We aim to help the children to develop their spirituality, as well as becoming more understanding of the beliefs of others through stories, songs, drama, reflection and prayer.
Our school Christian values, which are at the heart of all that we do, are used as the foundation of our worship. These values are important for all children to learn and understand whether they are from a Christian background or not. Through bible stories, religious visitors and everyday examples, children come to know how Christianity impacts the world around them.
Children are involved in many aspects of worship, which they enjoy. Termly, each class plans and leads a worship based on a bible story or a significant religious person or festival. Children are also called upon to lead traditional aspects of worship e.g. leading prayers, reading from the bible and sharing the peace.
We often welcome parents, family and friends to join pupils in Collective Worship both in school and at the Church of the Holy Spirit.
At Etching Hill we value the importance of prayer and reflection time for members of our school and our wider school community. We have established reflection areas around school which can be used by the children and staff, including the development of our reflection garden which will open in the Autumn term 2016
As we feel the practise of prayer and reflection is important to so many of our children and their families we would like to offer the chance for you to request prayers for yourself or others which we can include within our weekly worship.