During partial school closure, Mrs Fendley enjoyed sharing some of our favourite stories that we listen to in worship. Even though things were very different, we wanted to keep some things the same.
COLLECTIVE WORSHIP-Children's Prayers
Our children love to write their own prayers. They place them in the Prayer Box on the altar, and then they are proud to share them during Worship. During lockdown, we have loved seeing the children's prayers they have shared on Tapestry.
During this time of reflection, we light a candle to remind us that "Jesus is the light of the world." This is one of the three elements of our motto. "Let your light shine" Matthew 5:16.
One of our children wrote this during lockdown: "Every evening we light candles for the people who passed away from Corona virus and say a prayer for them. "
All acts of worship in St Mark's school are Christian in character, although it is very important to draw comparisons with other religions and cultural traditions. All assemblies seek to develop children’s understanding of the Church and the role it can play in their lives; to develop their understanding of a Christian moral code and how it applies to them and all in our community; to teach about God’s love and to empower our pupils to feel that they have a special place in God’s Kingdom.
Above all, Collective Worship at St Mark’s is sensitive to the needs and backgrounds of the community we serve.
COLLECTIVE WORSHIP-Reflection Spaces
In each Monday worship, Mrs Fendley introduces the Reflection Space for the week, and this forms part of the Send element of our worship. We also use our lovely outdoor reflection space for moments of quiet reflection, to appreciate the world that God has made.
OUR LOVELY OUTDOOR REFLECTION SPACE "....opportunities for prayer and reflection in a beautiful and peaceful outside reflection area which is designed as a church and faces the direction of St George’s Church."