Our Acts of Collective Worship

The daily act of Christian collective worship plays a central role in the life and work at Hutchinson Memorial First School. It provides us with valuable opportunities to reaffirm our explicitly Christian values and ethos. It offers important opportunities to strengthen our sense of community, belonging and inclusiveness and to reinforce the respect and care we have for each other. Through collective worship we make a significant contribution to the religious, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of those present.

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Worship Timetable 2022-23

MondayClass teachersIn class guided meditation
TuesdayFoundation Governor-ledWorship through song
WednesdayClass teachersWhole School theme
ThursdayHeadteacherWhole School theme
FridayWeek 1 Worship led by Christian Schools’ Worker Jordan LambertWhole School theme
FridayWeek 2 D Burnett/ A ManloveTo include celebration assembly

Once per month, worship is led in school by Reverend Irene.

Alternate Mondays, drama-based worship is led by ‘Open the Book’ Team.

On special occasions, worship is led in Church by our children, our Worship Team  and Reverend Irene.
Each year we hold a Harvest, Christmas, Easter and Leaver’s Service in St Mary’s and All Saints’ Church. These services are led by the children with input from the local church. Parents are very welcome to join us for these important events in the school year.

Themes for Worship

Autumn 1Determination & Courage  ‘Let us run with determination the race that lies before us’  Hebrews 12:1
Autumn 2Creativity & Curiosity  ‘Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them’  Romans 12:6
Spring 1Friendship & Respect  ‘A friend loves at all times’  Proverbs 17:17
Spring 2Trust & Honesty  ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding’   Proverbs 3:5
Summer 1Kindness & Forgiveness  ‘Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you’  Ephesians 4:32
Summer 2Hope & Happiness  ‘The lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy.’  Psalms 126:3

Our school environment

Around the school, there are clearly displayed Christian symbols that encapsulate our school.

Each classroom has an area for Christian spiritual reflection.

Our school hall, where we meet for Worship has a display and artefacts such as candles used to aid worship.

Our School Prayer:

Dear God,

I’ve come to say

Thank you for your love today.

Thank you for my family

And all of the friends you give to me.

Guard me in the dark of night,

And in the morning send your light.