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Liturgical Year

As an integral part of our Catholic ethos, all pupils are made aware, throughout the school year, of the changes and celebrations relating to the Church’s Liturgical Year. These events are highlighted in our sacred space in our assembly hall and in every classroom’s personal sacred space. The children are aware of the liturgical changes with the changing colours of our cloths and displays.

Worship takes many forms, including:

  • Class and whole school assemblies

  • Prayer services

  • Whole school and class Masses

  • Hymn practice

  • Daily prayers

As a school we are committed to including the children in all that we do. The children lead prayers and prayer services and many take an active role in the preparation and delivery of other acts of collective worship. 

The Year 6 children who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation in May 2024 will take on the role of Catholic Ambassadors and lead some whole school assemblies.  They actively encourage children to pray for others by using the prayer box in the school hall.  They have adapted our collective worship through the use of music, drama, prayer and visual cues to support more meaningful engagement through the assemblies.

At St John's we are proud of our faith. This is reflected in our learning environment, seen in corridors, classrooms and in our hall.

Other forms of worship are arranged at special times during the school year with opportunities to take part in Carol Services, celebration Masses, including Holy days of Obligation, Stations of the Cross, Reconciliation or other traditional devotions and services.