Collective Worship

To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God and to devote the will to the purpose of God.  Archbishop William Temple (1881 – 1944) 

Our school is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled School.

Bramley C of E Primary School preserves and develops its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Churches at the parish and diocesan level. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils. 

Bramley C of E Primary School is part of the Diocese of Winchester and works actively with the Diocesan Education Team. Our Rector, the Reverend Mark Anderson, delivers collective worship on a regular basis. Members of the Church community lead 'Open the Book' weekly in school, an assembly which engages the children in stories from the Bible.

The school meets daily for collective worship, which is invitational, inspirational and inclusive. Collective worship is an integral part of our school day and reflects Anglican beliefs, practices and values in accordance with the requirements of the Trust Deed.  Worship themes and values are planned to help children experience awe and wonder, to promote willingness to reflect on their own experiences and those of others, and to learn about the life and teachings of Jesus.

Collective Worship - Spring 1 2024

As we kick off the year, many of us have made New Year's Resolutions. These resolutions serve as a reminder to focus on personal growth and self-improvement. In Collective Worship on Tuesday, I shared my personal goal for this year which links to our school vision of showing kindness to all. Throughout this term, we will be encouraging our students to do the same, both within our school community and beyond. Whether it's helping a friend, holding the door open for someone, or simply offering a smile, these small acts can make a big difference. Let us teach our children the power of kindness and the impact it can have on the world around them.


Collective Worship - Autumn 2 2023