Worship is an important part of our life as a church school, strongly promoting the Christian values on which the school is based. We meet together in Houses on a weekly basis, which helps to strengthen our community identity.
On other days of the week, students meet in year groups or forms. Form worship allows students to engage with current issues through multimedia presentations which stimulate discussion and reflection. It will usually include scripture or a prayer. The School Prayer appears at the end of this section.
Whole school termly Eucharist services give the students experience of more formal worship, and students are taking an increasing role in the leadership of these services, through participation in dramatic readings, music, intercessory prayers and liturgy. Local clergy are invited to participate and speak.
We hold smaller, less formal worship services in our Chapel after school once a term. These are open to students, parents, governors and members of staff. They are a great opportunity for these different parts of the school community to meet together to worship and pray.
Our Christian Union group meets on a weekly basis at lunchtime to discuss current issues under the leadership of our chaplain.
On our Autumn Personal Development Day, all of the Year 7 students take part in a Spirituality Day at Blackburn Cathedral. Everyone contributes to a meditation session after which they split into groups to enjoy a number of different workshops. At the end of the day, they all come together to participate in a Eucharist.
Our God, who has brought us together as a family and has taught us to serve others, help us to realise our responsibilities and to serve our school and all people. May nothing we do or say tarnish our school’s good name and may loyalty, trust, and respect be part of our lives wherever we are and whoever we are with. May the love of all that is good and honest grow and develop. Help us to remember, in all that we learn, that the things of real value are those that bring us closer to you. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen