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At St Cuthbert's we recognise the power of prayer and the comfort it brings. It is a time of quiet contemplation, a time to ask for forgiveness, a time of peace and a time to reflect and be thankful. We respect the diversity in our school community. Each week our children and staff are invited to write prayers inspired by the worship value/message or simply to sit and think about the theme. These prayers are displayed on our prayer tree which stands in our entrance area so that members of our school community and visitors can read them. Some of these prayers are read as part of worship.

Please let us know if you would like us to pray for someone or something in particular by submitting an e-mail using the contact form below.

Our School Prayer

Weekly Prayers

Worship Themes and resources Autumn 2017

The themes and focus for these assemblies have been taken from the key points in the Church of England’s ‘Vision for Education’ document.

Educating for Hope and Aspiration

In life, how we learn to approach the future is crucial. Good schools open up horizons of hope and aspiration, and guide pupils into ways of fulfilling them. They also cope wisely with things and people going wrong. Bad experiences and behaviour, wrongdoing and evil need not have the last word. There are resources for dignity and respect; repentance, forgiveness, truth and reconciliation are possible; and meaning, trust, generosity, compassion and hope are more fundamental than meaninglessness, suspicion, selfishness, hardheartedness and despair.



Themes, objectives, websites and resources

Church Season and Festivals

5.9.17 Hope

Christian hope is when God has promised that something is going to happen and you put your trust in that promise. · Christian hope is a confidence that something will come to pass because God has promised it will come to pass.

1) Hope

2) Hopes and Dreams

3) Hope


11.9.17 Hope for our world through justice and fair trade

In our second week we encourage children to think about how they can give hope to others across the world who live in a variety of difficult circumstances



11th Islamic New Year

18.9.17 Aspiration

Aspiration refers to working towards a goal in life, both personally and in Christian life.





25.9.17 Compassion - Harvest

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion, If you want to be happy practice compassion ( Dalai Lama)

Matthew 9:36 When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

1) Ruth – The Harvest Surprise 2) A Harvest rainbow 3) Spread the kindness

29.9.17 – Harvest Service in Church

2.10.17 Trust

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” · We trust in the Lord because He and He alone is truly trustworthy. His Word is trustworthy (Psalm 93:5; 111:7; Titus 1:9)

1) Trust

2) St Francis


3rd Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)

4th Feast of St Francis of Assisi

7th Grandparents Day

9.10.17 Inspiration

Giving the children some exemplars of people who have had aspiration and become inspirations

1) Mother Theresa

2) The fastest Man on the planet (Usain Bolt)

3) Inspirational people – A selection of young people

4) Dame Kelly Holmes

12th Yom Kippur

16.10.17 Respect


Who do you know that you really respect and why do you respect them?

Respect – give it to get it!

Respect peoples feelings, they may not mean anything to you, but everything to them

1) Respect 2) Respect 3) Religious tolerance 4) Celebrating Difference

17th First day of Sukkot (Jewish)

23.10.17 Community


‘Who is my neighbour?’

1) Light in the Darkness 2) Neighbours 3) Good neighbours This is a link for a power point that could accompany this assembly

23rd Last day of Sukkot (Jewish) 24th Shmini Atzeret (Jewish) 25th Simchat Torah (Jewish) 30th Diwali 30th British Summertime ends

Worship lead another lovely Worship about developing our Christian Character.

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