Collective Worship & Our Church

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At Mapperley CE Primary School Christian values are embedded in many parts of the curriculum. The children receive a variety of opportunities to enhance their spirituality. There are also opportunities for prayer and reflection during times of worship and throughout the school day. Children are invited to use the garden area to write prayers or have quiet thinking time. Our Collective Worship link to our values for the term.

 

At Mapperley Church of England School we have a daily act of collective worship where we meet as a school community to sing hymns, listen to stories, reflect on them and pray together. Children are involved in delivery of Collective Worship throughout the school year. Key Stage 2 children have opportunity to plan and deliver our worships. They help to plan, organise and lead the major services which are held in Holy Trinity Church: Harvest, Christmas, Easter, Mothering Sunday and the Leavers' Service. Children may use Bible readings and write their own prayers for the services.

We have strong links with Holy Trinity.  Reverend Gill is a regular visitor to the school and is involved in Collective Worship for the children once a month. Every Wednesday church readers, including Mrs Watts, one of our Governors, come in to one of the classes to lead a Collective Worship. When Worship takes place at Holy Trinity Church, parents and friends within the local community are warmly welcome to attend. 

At Mapperley CE Primary School, we have strong links with Holy Trinity Church and the church community in the village. Reverend Gill leads regular worship in both school and church. At key times during the year families are invited to join school at church for worship, these include: Harvest Festival, Remembrance, Christingle, Carol Service, Mothering Sunday Worship, Easter worship and Leavers' worship. 

"I'm Rev Gill, the local Rector (aka Vicar). It is my privilege to serve the school, community and Church here in Mapperley, as well as their sister Churches and communities in West Hallam, Stanley and Stanley Common. I love seeing the children at my monthly Collective Worship sessions in Mapperley C of E Primary - they are so welcoming, bright and engaging: a real credit to their parents and the school. It is also wonderful when the school and community join us in worship in Church, both in the week and on the occasional Sundays. Again, it is a real boost to the community and (hopefully) the pupils to feel that they are part of something bigger than themselves."

WSSM Churches Together- this is the combined website for the 6 churches in the villages of Mapperley, Stanley, Stanley Common and West Hallam, which are situated between Derby and Nottingham, to the west of the town of Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

At Mapperley CE Primary School Christian values are embedded in many parts of the curriculum. The children receive a variety of opportunities to enhance their spirituality. There are also opportunities for prayer and reflection during times of worship and throughout the school day. Children are invited to use the garden area to write prayers or have quiet thinking time. Our Collective Worship link to our values for the term.

We have a daily act of collective worship where we meet as a school community to sing hymns, listen to stories, reflect on them and pray together.  Children are involved in delivery of Collective Worship throughout the school year. Key Stage 2 children have opportunity to plan and deliver our worships. They help to plan, organise and lead the major services which are held in Holy Trinity Church: Harvest, Christmas, Easter, Mothering Sunday and the Leavers' Service. Children may use Bible readings and write their own prayers for the services.

The school has strong links with Holy Trinity.  Reverend Gill is a regular visitor to the school and is involved in Collective Worship for the children once a month. Every Wednesday church readers, including Mrs Watts, one of our Governors, come in to one of the classes to lead a Collective Worship. When Worship takes place at Holy Trinity Church, parents and friends within the local community are warmly welcome to attend. 

The Trinity is the word used to explain the Christian belief that God is 3 persons in 1:

God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit

At Mapperley CE Primary School, we begin each act of worship by using items to remind us of each person of the Trinity:

  • The Bible, God’s word helps us to think about God the father
  • The cross helps us to think about God the son, Jesus Christ
  • The candle helps us to think about the Holy Spirit, God’s presence around us

We have learnt the sign Language for God showing the 3 persons in 1 God


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