Inspired by the Scriptural commandments of love, at St Mary’s we encourage  children to grow in the spirit of compassion, wisdom and thankfulness. These, and other qualities, are shared throughout the life of the school. Daily Collective Worship offers particular opportunities for children, and all members of the school community, to reflect upon the importance of these values in our lives.

In Collective Worship, prayers are offered for our school, our local community and the wider world. Through lighting the candle, using images, songs and silence, we celebrate and commemorate key moments of the liturgical year and what has meaning and value for us as a school. We use traditional Christian prayers such as the Lord’s Prayer, our own St Mary’s school creed and prayers written by the children themselves.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.


St Mary’s School Creed

This is St Mary’s School,
Let peace dwell here,
Let rooms be full of harmony
Let love abide here,
Love of one another,
Love of humankind,
Love of life itself,
And love of God.
Let us remember,
That as many hands build a home
As many hearts make a school.