Primary School Collective Worship Resources
Explore some of the exciting and varied resources on offer to equip you and your children.

Lent Video Series with
Bishop Philip

This series of videos has been produced to be used in collective worship in our primary schools during Lent. There is also a video for Easter, which will be released on Easter Day, to be used in school after the Easter holidays.

The videos are hosted on Youtube, the links are in the instruction sheet which can be downloaded form the Curriculum Resources section of the resource area.

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Advent with Bishop Philip

This video is for schools to use during Advent. It can be used at any point during the advent Season. Bishop Philip uses the Story of John the Baptist to encourage us all to use  Advent as a time of preparation for Christmas.  The Video is hosted on YouTube, the link is in the instruction sheet which can be downloaded  from the Curriculum Resources section of the Resource Area. This is a free resource.

Bishop of Blackburn's Harvest Appeal 2019

This collective worship resource has been produced to encourage schools to engage with the Bshop of Blackburn’s Harvest Appael which this year is supporting two projects. In Honduras Christian Aid  is working to empower women with solar driers and improved farming techniques.  In Malawi Friends of Mulanje Orphans are working to provide healthcare, education, activities and food to the many orphans in that district of Malawi.  This Powerpoint Presentation can be used in collective worship and provides ideas for activities and resources which can be used in schools.  

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Praying Together across the Diocese

Spring Term 2020 –  Praying together across the diocese has a new format. Insted of one topic per week, in each term several days will be highlighted so schools can pray for the same thing on the same day.

The Word - Collective Worship Resource

A series of collective worship ideas looking at some of the well known verses of scripture from both the Old and New Testaments.

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Christmas Angels

Throughout the Christmas story angels appear with important messages, they play a key role in the whole story. This series of Collective Worship ideas is suitable for whole school worship. Together you can explore the Nativity Story, focusing on the actions of the angels. Click the button below to go to the Resource Area to download this free resource.
godbigstory

God's Big Story

This collective worship resource has been compiled to work with the new Diocesan RE Syllabus and the challenge of introducing pupils to God’s big salvation story and Christian concepts.

Pupils will be familiar with many if not all of the stories in this resource, but do they understand where the individual stories fit with  the ‘big story’ and God’s salvation plan? The idea is that you begin at the beginning and then simply continue right through to the end well almost!  tell a new story each day pointing out where you are in the Bible and God’s big story. highlight the values lived out in that story and briefly unpack the concept within the story. Click the button below the download God’s Big Story from our Resource Area for FREE.

Reading through the Bible in one year...well almost!

We produced a resource for the year of the Bible based on the Lion Storyteller Bible. This can be used as a rolling programme for Collective Worship. Originally created in 2011, this resource can be easily adapted for each year.

You can download this resource from our Resource Area.

Microsoft Word - Year of the Bible 2011.doc

The BFG Collective Worship Resource

A selection of Ideas based on the Roald Dahl Book The BFG, adapted into collective worship ideas and suggestions. 

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Christmas Resource

An exciting Christmas resource which uses paintings of the Nativity as a central focus for collective worship.

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God is... Collective Worship Resource

A series of collective worship resources which aim to explore the many words that finish the sentence God is…. The aim is to develop children’s understanding of God and the many aspects of his character.

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The Hands of Jesus - Collective Worship Resource

A selection of ideas for collective worship based on how Jesus used his hands including, praying hands, healing hands and powerful hands Download this resource for free from the Resource Area.

Who did Jesus say he was? - Collective Worship Resource

This series of Collective Worship explores 6 of the “I am” sayings found  in John’s Gospel. Each of the sayings is a metaphor and gives us a picture which helps to unravel the mystery of the character and divinity of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
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Jesus the Teacher - Collective Worship Resource

This series of Collective Worship ideas is based on ‘The Sermon on the Mount,’ which can be found in the Gospel of Matthew chapters 5, 6 and 7.
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The Book of Jonah - Collective Worship Resource

We all know that Jonah was swallowed by a big fish, but what else happened? This series of Collective Worship ideas looks at each of the four chapters of the book of Jonah and completes the story of Jonah.
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The Teaching of St Paul - Collective Worship Resource

This series of Collective Worship ideas looks at some of the well known, and less well known teachings of St Paul based on a selection of his Letters.
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Inspirational Christian People - Collective Worship Resource

Inspired by the book ‘Everyone a child should know’ by Clare Heath Whyte ISBN 9781911272601. The following ideas work with and expand on the text in the book and will help you to create a series of Collective Worship based on the lives of inspirational Christians. You will need a copy of the book in order to use the resources successfully.

 

Church Schools Praying Together Across the Diocese

Prayer

Cycle of prayer for schools Summer Term 2019

As Christians and church schools, prayer should be part of our daily lives. Prayer regularly takes place in all of our schools, but how often do we pray for each other or pray together?

As a result of a suggestions made by Headteachers Lisa now creates a BDBE cycle of prayer for schools to use every week of each term. The idea is that at some point during each week you will all pray for a group of schools and the same topic. Therefore we will be praying for each other and praying together. With each topic there is a ready prepared prayer and ideas for your displays and focus table, but please feel free to be creative. The task and responsibility of leading this new addition to your worship could easily be given to pupils.   We have included a poster to display with ‘This week we are praying for….. . there is also a list of the schools in each district for information.