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St John XXIII Catholic Primary School Inspiring Faith in our Future

Daily Worship

'For where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them.'

Matthew 18:20


Each day, each member of our school community takes part in a daily act of worship. These worships are a combination of child led and adult led worship, Catholic meditation, prayer, thanksgiving, celebration, mission and petition. 


Each week as a school we:


Gather together to listen to the Gospel on a Monday. Our Gospel worship allows children to hear The Word of God and reflect on it's meaning for us. At this worship our pupil chaplaincy lead all children in their mission for the week, living out The Gospel in our school.


Allow children to lead worship in class on a Tuesday. By gathering, listening to the word, thinking about it's meaning and being empowered with a mission, children are given the ability to bring The Gospel to life.


Gather to praise God through singing on a Wednesday. Children practice the hymns we sing in church and think about how our words in song are prayer and praise to God.


Celebrate each classes individual learning on a Thursday with a class worship focusing on our talents and work in RE lessons. Each class worship is rooted in prayer and The Word.

Celebrate the work of children on a Friday with celebration worship. We are joined by parents to celebrate academic achievement each week and also to celebrate each class' Good Disciple. Our good disciple is awarded to a child who has embodied our Catholic Virtues and made our school a community rooted in Catholic distinctiveness.



Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus


Christian Meditation has been introduced as daily practice within the school from Nursery to Year 6, with staff regularly practicing as well as a parent group.  Through Christian Meditation, children , staff and parents meditate upon the Aramaic word ‘Maranatha’ which translates as ‘Come Lord Jesus’. Teachers and children choose the time they'd like to have a Christian Meditation session, they happen in the moment where children feel they would like to spend a few moments of silence with God. 

 All teachers have attended a Christian Meditation Inset, furthering their understanding and expertise in delivering meditation sessions which fully supports children in developing their Spiritual development.