Our Collective Worship
Collective Worship is a statutory requirement for all schools in England and Wales. At St John's Church of England Primary School, Collective Worship is so much more than this. It is a time where the school family meets together, learns together, reflects together, a time within which children and staff are given a time to be still, to engage and if they feel called, respond. In addition, special church services are held for other important days in the church calendar such as well as Harvest and Remembrance.
Our Pattern of Worship
Whole School Worship linked to the Gospel value for the half term
Whole School Worship linked to either a British value or church celebration
Celebration and Awards assembly
Songs of Praise
Whole School Worship - Led by a member of clergy
Pupils Leading Worship
At St John's Church of England Primary School children leading worship is a central part of what we do as a school. The pupils have the following responsibilities:
Our School Prayer
Introducing Reverend Tony Bundock
On behalf of all at St. Johns’ Church, I am pleased to affirm our active support for the work of our Parish School of St. John’s in all of the efforts that are made to achieve the school’s stated aim of enabling each and all of the children to fulfil their potential within the context of a caring and compassionate Christian ethos. On a personal level, I do enjoy the school services in Church at the beginning and end of each term, and for major festivals, as well as other visits that groups of children make to the Church for a range of learning opportunities.
Together with clergy colleagues from the Risborough Team Ministry and the RAF High Wycombe base chaplaincy, I am also delighted to be involved in leading Friday morning worship in school for which the active participation of the children is warmly encouraged not least through the work of the children’s Collective Worship group. Both as the local Vicar and as a Governor of the school, I am also very glad to be involved in a range of other events and activities in the life of the school.
Rev. Canon Tony Bundock, Vicar of St. John’s Church.