Collective Worship Council

Collective worship committee members for 2019/2020 are to remain the same as during the last academic year. Unfortunately, we are unable to meet at present due to restrictions, but when we can, new Year 3 representatives will be selected.

  • We meet regularly every half term to discuss the assemblies and plan themes to ensure our assemblies remain exciting, engaging and relevant.
  • We also evaluate our assemblies thinking about how they link to our Crowlees Christian Values.
  • We help to develop imaginative ideas for our reflection areas and encourage spirituality.
  • We suggest ways we can be involved in wider community projects.
  • We are involved in special assemblies and a yearly visit to Pilgrim Homes residential flats of the elderly in Mirfield.



Our School Prayer

On the 6th October we invited St John’s CE Primary Academy’s Collective Worship Committee to take part in a joint learning walk, looking at evidence of Christian Values in school. They saw some wonderful things – we are really proud of their feedback…


I really like the way the children have the values like compassion- I saw children playing in a kind way with Lego” (working together/Compassion- Edward)


“All the children were doing their best” (Outstanding- Phoebe)


The children had big grins on their faces – they looked like they were enjoying their learning” (Learning – Isabelle)


“The children respected the teacher and the teachers showed respect back” (Respect – Bailey)


“We saw a lesson about Christian Aid” (Learning – Emily)


“There was no pushing and everyone was moving calmly” (Safety)


What the children said:

 “God created nature so the outdoor classroom is very important”

“We noticed the Crowlees Values all around the school”

 “I like the way you value other faiths (seen in displays) It’s important because Christians respect others and we are all equal”

 “The cross in every class was made up of the children’s names because it shows they all make up the class and we all belong together”

Here are some of our RE displays around school. They help us to remember the Christian message and celebrate key events from the liturgical calendar.

Our Assemblies

Spring Term Assemblies    Click here to View this term assemblies

Golden assemblies in the final week of term

Winter: Cycle of Prayer

Peace on Earth

especially on the Day of Prayer for Peace (2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time) and (from 2016) Racial Justice Day (3 Sundays before the 1st Sunday of Lent)

Christian Unity

especially during the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity (18–25 January)

Victims of Human Trafficking

especially on St Josephine Bakhita (8 February)

The Sick and those who care for them

especially on World Day for the Sick (11 February)

The Unemployed

especially on the Day of Prayer for the Unemployed (1 Sunday before the 1st Sunday of Lent)


Lent Cycle for Prayer

Candidates for the Sacraments

especially on the Sundays of Lent

The Needy and Hungry of the World

especially on Lent Fast Day (Friday after 1st Sunday of Lent)

Women’s World Day of Prayer

(1st Friday in March)

Survivors of Sexual Abuse

especially on Friday of 5th Week of Lent

Penitents and Wanderers



During Ordinary Time (up to lent), we are asked to pray for these intentions:

Peace on Earth; Christian Unity; The Sick and Those Who Care for Them; Victims of Trafficking and Those who Work to Combat it; The Unemployed.

Peace Day Sunday 20 January [2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time]

Octave of Prayer 18–25 January for Christian Unity

Racial Justice Day Sunday 28 January [3 Sundays before 1st Sunday of Lent]

Day for Victims of Trafficking Thursday 8 February [St Josephine Bakhita]

World Day for the Sick Sunday  and Day for the Unemployed Sunday 11 February


During Lent we are asked to pray for these intentions:

Candidates for the Sacraments; Women; the Needy and Hungry of the World; Penitents and Wanderers.

Candidates for the Sacraments especially on the Sundays of Lent

Women’s World Day of Prayer Friday 1 March (1st Friday in March)

Lent Fast Day Friday 15 March [Friday 1st week of Lent]

Survivors of Sexual Abuse Friday 12 April (Friday 5th week if Lent)