Collective worship is the heartbeat of Dulwich Infants. It is an extremely joyful experience with a high level of energetic engagement for all who attend. Because of meticulous planning, based on the teachings of Jesus, worship is highly innovative and creative. The values are appropriately and very effectively demonstrated through songs, actions and words that especially appeal to younger pupils. Worship therefore has a major impact on the spiritual development of the whole school community.
SIAMS 28th February 2019
In school time, we meet for collective worship each day. During this season when we are not able to meet as a school, there are ideas for home reflection on our home learning pages.
You could also have a go at leading (or encouraging the children to lead) “Thankfulness” or “Values Celebration” worship at home by using some simple outlines that you can find on this page.
Monday – Our week starts with thankfulness. We reflect on and share all the things we want to thank God for in our lives and the good things we see in other people’s lives too. Try it at home! Thankfulness worship outline.doc
Tuesday - We listen to a bible story or passage, think about who Jesus is and what difference that makes to us in our lives. This may follow a theme or an aspect of the Church calendar.
Wednesday - We reflect on what we have learnt or talked about in worship the day before. What does that mean to me personally? How might that affect the way I treat others?
Thursday - We meet to remember the values we share and ask God to help us in showing these in all parts of our lives. Try it at home! Values celebration worship outline.doc
Friday - We worship through praise - a Praise Party, a rousing worship time together as a whole school! Try it at home using your own choice of our favourite worship songs further down the page.
Next term our worship theme will be “Prayer”.
We also encourage children to use the peace garden (a fenced area at the back of the playground) to think and pray if they would like to. There are pictures of Christian symbols, and some paper and pencils for children to write ways that help them remember Jesus. There are two wooden crosses where their ideas can be made tangible: either placing a straw into the holes of one cross or weaving a ribbon into the mesh of another. Why not create your own peace garden or peace corner at home?
Every member of the school community is welcome to join our worship. If you are a parent or carer we would love to see you! Worship is from 1:15pm to 1:30pm every day. Please contact the school office if you would like to worship with us.
Here are some of the worship songs we enjoy at DVIS. Click on each song for a YouTube link, or click here for a YouTube playlist of all these songs
My Lighthouse – Rend Collective
10,000 Reasons – Matt Redman
Great Big God – N & J Hemming
The Fruit of the Spirit – Uncle Charlie
Be Bold, Be Strong – Morris Chapman
Your Love – Simon Parry
God’s Love is Big – Simon Parry
Father God I wonder – Ishmael
Superglue –Judy MacKenzie Dunn
God can do anything – Doug Horley
God is here – Nick and Becky Drake
The Lords Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your Kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours.
Now and for ever.
(New English version - adopted by the Church of England in 1977)
If you would like some creative ideas for teaching your children the Lord's Prayer in order to help them understand what the prayer means, try this website for some ideas: flamecreativekids.blogspot.co.uk
See our Collective Worship Policy
Southwark Diocese Board of Education: Click here
Southwark Cathedral: Click here