Ely St. Marys clay angels…

We have compiled some resources for Collective Worship as guides and suggestions to support you in the delivery of Collective Worship in your schools.

Where the resources are from other dioceses or organisations please refer to them in any published materials.

Agape Celebrations… from Diocese of Coventry

Activities designed to support and help…view, print or download here

Prayer/Reflection Activities for Agape Celebrations

Before your Agape Celebration in school, you might like to set up some activities that will help children to engage with prayerful reflection about some of the key themes we will encounter during this act of collective worship. There are several ideas for each theme, so you can choose the ones that will work best for you. You could do these in the morning and the Agape Celebration in the afternoon, or you might choose to do thee activities one day and the Agape Celebration the next day. Choose what works best for you


Eucharist Agape Celebrations… from Diocese of Coventry

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Exploring the Eucharist: Agape Celebrations – understanding the themes and symbolism of the Eucharist in the Anglican tradition…


Collective Worship Guidance Document… from Diocese of Canterbury

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Reflect on how worship is the beating heart of your school life. Consider the strength of the pulse. Explore how you can hear the heartbeat throughout the school!


Jesus Across the World… from Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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At the heart of Christianity is Jesus, and for pupils to understand what Jesus means to Christians they need to be familiar with accounts of his life and his teaching. As we look around the world, it becomes apparent that Jesus is interpreted through different cultures and portrayed in different ways.


Leading Collective Worship for clergy… from Diocese of Canterbury

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Explore the principles of collective worship in our Church of England schools

Corporate vs collective worship – 3I’s – Non-confessional language

Gather, Engage, Respond and Send structure

Top tips for those ‘walking into worship’ each week…


Principles for planning….. from the Diocese of Canterbury

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This guidance document and suggested planning has been created to support our very youngest children in experiencing collective worship that is invitational, inclusive and inspiring because it has been tailored to their stage of development and understanding. Feedback from many EYFS teachers has been that some of the collective worship plans and themes are too complicated and challenging for children in this phase. So, the principles and resources below have been written to set out how collective worship in the EYFS phase might look.


Secondary Resources

Principles for planning….. from the Diocese of Canterbury

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This guidance document and suggested planning has been created to support our secondary school students in experiencing collective worship that is distinctively Christian, invitational, inclusive and inspiring. The hope is that this document empowers and resources secondary school tutors to create acts of worship that reflect the understanding and needs of the students, the school’s context and its distinctive Christian vision.


Student leaders… from Diocese of Blackburn

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A student worship Leaders planning sheet…


Supportive resources from the Diocese of Ely