During this difficult time of school closure, we thought that you may be missing our collective worship. We have put together a collection of home worships that you could do with your family or maybe over an online gathering with friends or family.
You will also find some of our favourite songs - you could even teach your family some of the actions.
We have added our school prayer to help us feel together or alternatively you may want to say your own prayer.
Make a collage using up-cycled or found items that illustrates the story of Pentecost?
You could use...
See what you can find to create.
When you have finished photograph your creation and send your pictures to...
The theme of the assembly is COURAGE, which Bishop Steven picks up on in his talk, and the assembly starts with a time of stilling and CONTEMPLATION; both of these themes tie in with the vision of the Church of England in Oxford Diocese to be more Contemplative, Compassionate and Courageous.
The Stilling involves active participation where possible, and pupils should be encouraged to sit somewhere comfortably but upright and to follow the Bishop’s lead as he guides us through a short time of meditation and contemplation.
The Bishop of Oxford develops the theme of Courage by exploring the powerful bible text of David and Goliath, and he will be considering some of the challenges that we all face during Lockdown, as well as considering some of the strategies that Christians have found helpful, over 1000s of years. The Bishop also shows off his impressive Lockdown Lego Challenge to build a model of his house.
The short Assembly ends with a song - a version of the famous Psalm 23 The Lord’s my Shepherd – which has been produced by a school worship band from Waddesdon School. We encourage pupils to sing along with this at home if they would like to.
There is also an invitation at the end of Bishop Steven’s talk to create something that represents courage, something that helps you to be strong, and have a big heart.
If you would like to take a photo of that and send it to the Diocese, then we will try to make these into some sort of slideshow or collage for all our schools to see. Please just send entries to this dropbox link :
For the Benefice of Hanborough and Freeland
Look at creation and give thanks for something or someone.
Give thanks for one thing in God's creation, for example, the sun, the moon, the stars, animals, places or people.
Draw or make what you would like to give thanks for.
Whatever you decide to create, create it with a thankful heart.
When you have finished please take a photograph to show us what you have created and send it to Louise at:
We would like to add your pictures to the gallery on our website.