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Inspiring primary school collective worship

Paulette Bissell, Lisa Fenton, Lizzie McWhirter & Alison Seaman
ISBN 9780715140048 (0715140043)
Church House Publishing, 2004

Category: Books for Children and Parents
Subcategory: Children's Work & Ministry

As a busy vicar who leads a weekly school assembly for the local Church of England Primary School, I am always looking for ideas and resources. This is an excellent resource, not only in providing more than twenty complete Acts of Worship but also in giving plenty of food for thought with respect to planning and presentation.

It takes seriously Lord Dearing's report on Church schools (The Way Ahead) and the desire to place collective worship at the heart of school life with suggestions for policy discussions as well as giving practical advice on making worship a positive experience for children.

The chapters encourage collective worship to 'be bold', 'be creative', 'be still', 'be thoughtful', 'be humorous', 'be multi-sensory', 'be in communion', 'be Anglican' and 'be structured'. Each chapter follows a clear structure giving background information on the theme, practical suggestions about how to use the theme, three ready-to-use acts of worship, something to think about and plenty of photocopiable material.

I can't wait to get started!

Sue Groom, December 2004

The Revd Sue Groom is the Director of Deanery Licensed Ministry for the Kensington Episcopal Area of London. Before this she was Vicar of St Matthew's, Yiewsley and also served as the Reader Training Officer for the Willesden Episcopal Area. She is the author of Linguistic Analysis of Biblical Hebrew (Paternoster Press, 2003).

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