Manifold Church of England Academy

Ofsted Rated 'Good'

Collective Worship

Worship Committee:

Our Worship Committee were elected by the staff.

       The children are supported by Mr Taylor.

Our committee are responsible for ensuring that all members of our school community live out our Christian Values. They plan and deliver whole school acts of worship at various time throughout the year.


Acts of Worship

We try hard to differenciate between assembly which it defines as a meeting of the school, often to relay specific information, and worship, which involves a spiritual aspects, together with prayers and hymns.


Through collective worship we hope to promote spiritual, cultural and moral development and a sense of unity and community for the school as a whole.

We aim to provide opportunity for the children to experience worship and through this to develop a sense of:

  • awe, wonder and mystery
  • self worth and value of others
  • pattern, sequence and order
  • interdependence with the natural world


Collective worship also serves to help develop an awareness:

  • that life involves choices of belief, attitude, behaviour and relationships
  • that there are issues of meaning, purpose and value in life


Weekly timetable

Monday - Class worship - often centered around a big question with links back to the bible.

Tuesday - Singing praise and Picture News.

Wednesday - Class worship - usually centered around our Christian value.

Thursday - whole school worship followed by a celebratory assembly where we celebrate the work of the children and their efforts both in and out of school. Birthdays are also celebrated and we sing our school birthday song. 

Friday - Bible story followed by reflection on how they can live out their Christian values.

(Class worship takes place within individual classrooms and last approximately 1 minute per age of the children. E.g. 5 minutes for 5 year olds.)

During worship, music is played as the children enter and leave the Reflection room. The children are expected to enter the room quietly and to remain silent while listening to appropriate music. Three candles (to remind us of The Trinity) are always lit and placed on the worship table as a focal point for the worship. Hymns may be sung and prayers said.


 For examples of our collective worship - see our Collective worship in action page.