Worship at Caton St Paul’s is ‘inspirational, invitational and inclusive: all children are welcomed into worship, whatever their faith and wherever they are on their faith journey. We invite children to pray, or enjoy a moment of silence with us.
At Caton St Paul’s we actively encourage children to take part in leading worship. Our ethos leaders regularly contribute to worship and we also have a worship evaluation book where children put forward their ideas for worship. Daphne from Caton St Paul’s Church runs a termly JAM club which is open to all children. The children enjoy sharing worship with the school and feel pride that they can contribute to our School Christian Values.
Our Christian value changes each half-term on a two year rolling programme. Worship is based on this Christian value through bible stories, the teachings of Jesus, scripture and children’s own experiences. Children then evaluate worship and these evaluations feed into future worship plans.
- Monday: whole school worship with Mr Gittins. This year, we are ‘walking through the Bible’, based on the big frieze in our hall. We will be moving through: Creation, Fall, People of God, Incarnation, Gospel, Salvation and Kingdom of God.
- Tuesday/Wednesday: Key stage worship with various teachers. These are based on Picture news, a current news story dealt with in a sympathetic, Christian manner.
- Thursday: Prayer and praise. Led by Miss Heap of Mr Gittins. Children are invited to bring their own prayers to prayer and praise as we sing and pray together.
- Friday pm: Family worship with Mr Gittins. We welcome various visitors into this worship to contribute, including the local Church leaders. Other contributors include St John’s Hospice, eco-committee, ethos group. We celebrate our God-given talents and give out reading certificates and announce our VIPS, as well as celebrating any examples of children flourishing during the week.
Ethos group leading worship: our wonderful Y6 ethos group led worship, based on Trust and using the story of Jesus calming the storm. They picked their own songs, prayers and Bible scripture.