St John The Baptist Church of England Primary School

Loving Learning, Building Community, Growing in Faith



Collective Worship


Collective worship plays a central part in the life of St. John's. It is a time where the whole school is given the opportunity to meet together, participate and reflect.


The structure of collective worship is detailed below.


Monday - Christian value of the week

The new Christian value of the week is shared with the children. 


Tuesday - Biblical theme

An engaging gathering led by a visitor or class teacher with a focus on a Biblical theme.


Wednesday - Classroom Worship / Wild Worship/ Church Led Worship

Worship led by the team from St John's Church focuses on a a biblical theme as a source for inspiration and learning. Classroom worship time is led by class teachers and may involve a video presentation, a story, reflection or wild worship session. Wild worship involves a meditation focus on a Bible verse linked to an aspect of nature. This takes place in our expansive school grounds.


Thursday - Singing

Children meet in phases to worship through song.


Friday - Class/ Picture News

Each class in the school take it in turn to plan and lead worship for the whole school. When it is not a class assembly a member of the senior leadership team uses picture news to focus on a current news story to reflect and consider how we can help to make the world a better place. 


Church Services

Special acts of worship to celebrate the liturgical year are held in St John's Church. We focus on Harvest, Advent, Ash Wednesday, Easter, Ascension Day and our Patronal festival of St. John the Baptist. Classes lead the reading and prayers on these occasions. Parents and our school community are invited to these church services.

Our Harvest Celebration September 2023

We had a lovely time celebrating Harvest at St John's Church. Thank you to everyone who made a contribution to Leicester South food bank.

Preparing for Lent Service 2023

Prayers written by 6B to for our KS2 Advent Service

We love it when Wendy from Parable Arts comes to tell us a story.

Wild Worship

Year 6 pupils engaging in wild worship; reflecting on the words read and responding in their wild worship journals.