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Prayer and Worship at Holy Rood

‘The family of Holy Rood School will try to live, learn, grow and celebrate together, as friends, through the love of Christ.’

 Our mission statement describes a child’s movement through our living faith community during their years with us; from small child to young adolescent. It mentions that this journey will take place through the love of Christ, with Him as their constant companion whilst at Holy Rood and much further beyond. At our school we recognise the central role that prayer and worship play in an active faith community and in all members of that community bearing witness to the Good News of the Gospels; none more so than for our pupils embarking on their own journeys in faith.


At Holy Rood Catholic Primary School, we provides times for Collective Worship in the following way: 





Gospel Assembly (Whole School)

9:10am – 9:40am


Music led worship

9:10am – 9:40am


Classroom Acts of Worship

Timetabled by the class teacher at an appropriate time and for a length suitable to the age of each year group.


Class Assemblies (attended by the wider community and the rest of the school) or collective act of class worship

9:10am – 9:40am


Celebration Assembly (Whole School)

9:10am – 9:40am

Prayer and Liturgy Policy 

Prayer and Liturgy Policy 

Different forms of prayer and worship at Holy Rood

Times of prayer and worship at Holy Rood School aims to provide the opportunity for pupils, staff, families and, on occasion, the wider school community to:

  • Contemplate something of the mystery of God
  • Reflect upon spiritual/ moral issues
  • Explore their own beliefs
  • Respond to and celebrate life
  • Experience a sense of belonging
  • Develop a common ethos and shared values
  • Enrich religious experience
  • Grow in liturgical understanding and development
  • Reinforce prayers which are part of Catholic tradition
  • Take time to ‘wonder at’, ‘come to terms with’ and ‘give worth to.’

Prayers taught to children at Holy Rood School

Holy Rood's School Prayer 

Holy Rood Traditional Prayers