Collective Worship

Please visit the School's policy section here to view our Collective Worship Policy.


The vision for our school and all in our community encompasses our Christian values and are at the heart of everything we do.

At Finstock Church of England Primary School we believe that Collective Worship is an opportunity that allows us to explore our distinctive Christian ethos and that it contributes to the academic and personal development and well-being of our community. It is the heartbeat of our school.

Our Collective Worship aims to:

  • inspire and include - it should engage all learners by creating a reflective approach and provide opportunities to explore deeper thinking
  • nurture our community that is rooted in our Christian vision
  • challenge our learners of all faiths and belief systems to embark on a spiritual journey of reflection
  • provide a safe space where everyone can participate and respond
  • contribute significantly to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils
  • provide an opportunity for all to plan, lead and reflect upon a variety of styles of worship
  • allows all to experience a time of stillness, reflection and the worship of God on their own terms


Revd Paul Mansell has very kindly provided us with an opportunity for a remote collective worship: Forest Edge Benefice - Children and Schools





Easter Service 2022

Easter Service 2022

This year we were lucky enough to join Leafield school at the St Michael's Church in Leafield for a joint Easter celebration led by Rev'd Paul Mansell. 

KS1 entered the service waving Palm Leaves, as the pilgrims did when Jesus arrived in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday during the Holy Week.

KS2 children performed bible readings and then led us in prayer. 

Children and adults from both schools lit hymn candles and placed these by the cross.

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Harvest Service 2022

Harvest Service 2022

We welcomed Baptist Minister, Jacky Bone into school to lead our Harvest Service.

Our children celebrated and gave thanks for the crops, which have been safely harvested and the food we are fortunate to have. The children sang and read their prayers and reflections with the families who were able to join us.

Thank you to our school community for the food contributions which were donated to the Witney Foodbank. The donated food was made into food parcels and given to those in need.

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Remembrance Service 2022

Remembrance Service 2022

Our Remembrance Service was led by Paul, our Vicar. Our families and local community joined us for worship. In the Service we honoured those who serve to defend our democratic freedoms and way of life. We remembered the sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth. We paid tribute to the special contribution of families and of the emergency services.

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