Worship and Reflection
In these unprecedented times it is important that we stay connected as a community. Our Christian values of Kindness, Fairness and Hope are not only shared throughout our wider school community, but are going to be crucial on a national and global basis in the days ahead.
This page aims to provide a space to reflect and, if you so wish, share in worship.
School Value: In Term 4 our school value is FAIRNESS and our Value for Life is Respect and Reverence
Mrs. Whittaker will be leading live Collective Worship three times a week. On the other two days you can access worship via the following links. Here is the timetable for each week.
Monday - Mrs. Whittaker Worship time - 2.30 link via Class Dojo story
Tuesday - Matt and Ellie from Southampton City Mission. Link will be posted on Class Dojo story
Wednesday - Mrs. Whittaker Worship time - 2.30 link via Class Dojo story
Thursday - Church Worship with either Sam Barnes, Vicar David or the Church of England 'Faith at Home' team. Links will be posted on Class Dojo story
Friday - Mrs. Whittaker Celebration, Reflection and Worship time - 2.30 link via Class Dojo story - JOIN US IN HAVING A HOT CHOCOLATE!
Worship at home:
For many members of our community you may miss Collective Worship. Here are some links from our local churches.
With your family you could explore the resources section of the Messy Church website https://www.messychurch.org.uk/ or click below
Called to Worship with Rev David Bacon
Our local vicar Rev David Bacon has started recording messages from the Bramshaw rectory.
Along with Katie Bacon, the worship team and band they are providing a special way for our local community to stay connected. Visit their You Tube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHZCWS4yxmE&t=23s
Or search for 'Called to Worship' St Andrews, Landford on You Tube.
Leading worship for your family
We have been sent the links to different resources:
The Diocese of Canterbury has ideas for how children can lead family worship
The Diocese of St Albans have a series of worship ideas in their 'Journeys with Jacob' resources
A prayer for the world from the Church of England:
God of love and hope,
you made the world and care for all creation,
but the world feels strange right now.
The news is full of stories about Coronavirus.
Some people are worried that they might get ill.
Others are anxious for their family and friends.
Be with them and help them to find peace.
We pray for the doctors and nurses and scientists,
and all who are working to discover the right medicines
to help those who are ill.
Thank you that even in these anxious times,
you are with us.
Help us to put our trust in you and keep us safe.
More prayers at the bottom of this page....
Book of Hope:
Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.
The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.
More prayers for children from the Church of England:
Faith is a key word in our school vision.
These prayers have been written for children and may help your child be able to share their worries at this and show their faith.
A prayer at bedtime
Before the ending of the day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That you, with steadfast love, would keep
Your watch around us while we sleep.
Tonight we pray especially for (names family or friends who are affected by Coronavirus) and the people of (country or place which is affected by Coronavirus).
Please give skill and wisdom to all who are caring for them.
A prayer remembering God is with us
Lord God, you are always with me.
You are with me in the day and in the night.
You are with me when I’m happy and when I’m sad.
You are with me when I’m healthy and when I am ill.
You are with me when I am peaceful and when I am worried.
Today I am feeling (name how you are feeling) because (reasons you are feeling this way).
Help me to remember that you love me and are with me in everything today.