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Worship & Values
Worship is at the very heart of daily life at Kirkland & Catterall, St. Helen's...
We focus on a different Christian Value every half term. Our adopted Values are: Generosity, Perseverance, Respect, Service, Compassion, Forgiveness, Friendship, Courage, Trust, Truthfulness, Justice and Thankfulness.
Our Christian Value for the Spring half term is Friendship.
Have you had a look at our Christian Values tree in the entrance to school?
Our weekly Worship Timetable:
We are lucky to work very closely with the Parish Church of St. Helen, Churchtown. Worship is shared with our Clergy on Thursday mornings, led by either our Vicar, Rev'd Andrew Wilkinson or The Lay reader Audrey Ashbridge. Clergy Worship is very interactive, with all children enjoying taking part in the acting out of stories shared from the Bible. Our children respond well and learn a great deal from this experience.
Worship themes aren't restricted to our collective times in the hall, Worship is taken back into the classroom and is reflected in each and every child in school through fantastic teaching. Each class also has a Worship Table where children can engage with prayer and interact with our half-termly Value.
The children take part in Worship every day. On Monday mornings, everyone takes part in Celebration Worship, where we share our successes from the week and rejoice in achievements. We celebrate the Headteacher's Awards; Writers of the Week; Class Stars of the Week and House Point Achievements. Children can bring in any personal achievements from home to celebrate and share. We share our 'Power in Me Song' an uplifting, feel-good song that we always look forward to.
Once a half-term, we invite parents and the community to share in Holy Communion in the school hall. Rev'd Wilkinson leads the service, the children provide the readings and prayers and Rev'd Wilkinson administers the bread and the wine, whilst explaining why we are sharing it. Our new service has a really lovely, special, spiritual feel to it, why not come and share with us next time?