This page provides a list of resources and links to organisations which can support your collective worship at this difficult time. This selection provides a range of different types of assemblies and worship. There are both ‘off the shelf’ assemblies and worship materials which you can adapt to create your own inspiring worship, both inside and outside the classroom. Some of these materials can also be used by pupils who will still be at home. Most of the materials are free, though you may need to subscribe to some websites to access them. One or two are publications which can be purchased online. Our Collective Worship leaflet, which is designed to be printed off and shared with colleagues, can be found here.
Diocese of Chichester Ideas and Guidance for Class and Bubble Collective Worship
New Collective Worship Resources can be found here
Collective Worship materials designed for primary schools with versions for KS1 and KS2.
Church of England launched Faith at Home with an aim to link both primary and secondary schools, parishes and households, particularly during this pandemic. A new song has been produced which the CE hopes schools will learn and make their own versions.
Imaginor Root and Fruits explores 12 Christian Values over a 2 year programme linked to the Bible and Church year. Jack In The Box is fun, multi-sensory worship for FS settings written by EY experts. It includes lively and interactive worship ideas.
Wild Worship by Rachel Summers contains ideas for holding worship outside. Particularly useful at this time!
YouTube Channels with Short Assemblies during Covid-19
Awesome Assemblies from St Nicolas and St Mary's CE Primary School
Compassion Series led by Revd Dan Henderson - St Andrew's Church, Hove
A worship resource created by The National Society, RSCM and the Liturgical Commission which supports the planning of CW based on the liturgical calendar and themes. All materials are free to use once you have registered.
A catalogue of ready made assemblies for primary and secondary schools and 'Pause for Thought' materials during this Covid-19 time.
Prayer Spaces in Schools provides a bank of resources for creating prayer stations based on a number of different themes. These could be set up within a classroom and used as a focal point for reflection activities.
Big Start Assemblies have over 100 ready to use assemblies. They have just released their Lent and Easter Resources. More Free Resources and Home Activities can be found found here.
Isingpop have created their own you tube channel which you can subscribe to. Every Friday morning they upload a new episode. Episodes are based around a theme. The short films explore a theme, such as joy, introduce a song to learn and teach dance moves to accompany it.
Other Useful Resources
Free Collective Worship at Home Books to download
Book 1 – William and Lucy explore worship at home.
Book 2 – William and Lucy tell Bible stories.
Salisbury Diocese: Creating Intergenerational Worship that builds Community during Physical Separation
St Albans Diocese: Journeying with Jacob for Home and School
The key text which underpins ‘Journeying with Jacob’ is Genesis 28: 10-22. There are many fascinating themes which permeate this text and are explored over the course of five weeks:
- Journeying through life
- Journeying with God
Monday's on YouTube at 11.00.