"You shall love, the Lord, your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength."
Nothing will stop us from safely carrying out Worship each day at St. Mary's! We have had to adapt to the restrictions in place so we have placed our classes on a rota. Each class has their own turn at joining a Worship in the hall with Mr Mashiter and the other classes receive the same Worship live from the safety of their classrooms via Zoom!
We are being very careful to ensure we follow all of our safety guidelines, but we are also making sure that our children receive the same opportunities to take part in and enjoy quality Worship throughout the week, both in the classroom and using our school grounds.
September 2020 - Class 3 planned a wonderful Worship together looking at ways they could share their God-given gifts with the rest of the world.
Worship with Class 2 - This morning, Class 2 reenacted a parable from the Bible which illustrated how generous God is with his love. We focussed on what we could learn from this in how we treat other people. Should we always say, 'It's not fair!' or should we be generous with our love for others and be happy for them without any jealousy?
Worship is an integral part of our Catholic life at this school. Here are just some of the ways in which we Worship and give thanks to God each day at school...Please see our Facebook page for lots of ideas about how you can facilitate Worship with your children at home!
March 2020 - Stations of the Cross Service - During Lent, our four churches are holding a series of Stations of the Cross Services. On Tuesday 10th March 2020 at 7pm, we will be leading the service here at St. Mary's.
March 2020 - Our Sacramental Programme Children who attended Church on Saturday were presented with a beautiful 'Our Father' scroll.
Our Governors constantly visit school to take part in Worship, events and talk to children about their learning at school.
February 13th - Ms' Nolan's 3rd Anniversary - Today marks the 3rd anniversary of our very special friend and wonderful Headteacher, Ms. Nolan. We still think about her and refer to her constantly and we will never forget what an amazing person she was and the special legacy she left on our school. We have used Class Worship today and this week to honor her memory. God bless you Mary and we send love and thoughts to her family.
February 2020 - 'Open the Book' visited school to perform one of their special Worships, this time about the Hebrew people reaching the promised land.
February 26th - Ash Wednesday & Go Purple Day - We celebrated Ash Wednesday this year with a child led Service at Church. Well done to everybody who took part!
February 2020 - Well done Class 5 for a super out of the classroom Class Worship this afternoon.
February 2020 - A special Laudato Si Worship in February was followed up in classes through school with children's pledges containing what they will do to care for our common home. A special tree will be created with these messages of hope for our world.
February 2020 - Outdoor Worship - It was an honor to be invited to Class 5's Outdoor Worship this afternoon.
Advent 2019 - Children have taken home a 'Travelling Nativity' set which they have used to plan and lead a Worship at home with their families.
Each class has a Worship area and there are lots of other places in school which have them too, including the school entrance, KS 1 and KS 2 areas, nurture room, staff room and even the Headteacher's room. The G.I.F.T. team make sure that standards are maintained throughout school and that they look wonderful all year. They also ensure colors are changed to represent different Church seasons.
Class Worship takes place at several times during the week. Throughout school, children plan and then lead their own Class Worship and this is evidenced in special books. (see photos).
The GIFT team are constantly involved in planning and leading class and whole school Worship in school.
Worship took a very special form in November during Miss Sheridan's Baptism.
Open the Book visit our school each half-term to enrich our Worship with stories from the Old Testament.
Rhema Theatre come to school each Easter to deliver a special whole school Worship and work with each class through the day.
Meditation is now a regular feature of our Worship at all levels at St. Mary's.
Our other faiths themed week gave us the opportunity to visit a local Mosque in Accrington to find out more about Worship in the Islamic faith.
Every opportunity for outdoor Worship is utilised throughout the year.
Whole school Worship takes place twice a week on a Tuesday and Friday morning.
Rosary Walk & outdoor Worship 2019
Stations of the Cross Service 2019
Worships in school are evaluated by children throughout school.
Holy Communion 2019
Ash Wednesday Service at Church - 2019
Easter Service 2019
Classes planned and delivered Worship to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the passing of our beloved Headteacher Ms. Nolan.
The 60th anniversary of the Church led to lots of opportunities for Worship both in school, in Church and outdoors!
We now have an outdoor Worship hut which the GIFT team use as a meeting place and all classes in school use throughout the week.
The GIFT team are constantly involved with delivering Worship in school throughout the year.
In Autumn 2019, we teamed up for a special joint Worship with All Saints primary school in Clayton-le-Moors.
Autumn 2019 - A variety of indoor and outdoor Worships from this term in Class 5.
Churches Together Service December 2019
We invited other schools in April 2019 for a special Lentern Workshop and Worship.