Supporting Schools & Parishes
Primary School Collective Worship ideas for Year 2012-2013
See the end of the page for an introduction to the principles of the collective worship plan.
Autumn Term 2012
Spring Term 2013
Summer Term 2013
Introduction to the Collective Worship Plan
The Church of England Lectionary is divided into three years of Bible readings (Years A, B and C) which follow on from each other in a continuous cycle. Each new Church Year begins with Advent Sunday which falls at the end of November or the beginning of December, four Sundays before Christmas Day.
On each Sunday three readings are designated for use; usually one from the Old Testament, one from the Epistles and one from the Gospels. In each of the suggested acts of collective worship above the author has taken one of these three designated readings as their theme (except when a significant Christian feast day falls on a day within that week, when the readings for this day may have been used instead of the Sunday readings).
By using the suggestions above regularly, your school will be able to follow the pattern of readings which will be taking place in your local parish church, week by week, over the whole of the Church's Year. The dates given in the index are all Sundays.
Of course, you may chose to use some of the collective worship ideas at other times of the year, to fit in with your existing themed programme. The short titles beside each date will allow you to select those subjects of interest to you. You will find worship materials from other years still on the site - use the thematic index to find out what is available.
These materials were originally devised to be stand alone, but as several schools are using the lectionary suggestion given here to set their theme for the week we have now started to include suggestions of other Bible stories on a similar theme to the original reading at the bottom of each act of worship. These are entirely optional.