The church calendar is made up of seasons that follow the life of Jesus. The church year begins in late November or early December with Advent, a time of preparation for Jesus’ birth. In Christian churches one of four colours – purple, green, gold (or white) and red – referred to as ‘liturgical colours’, are used for altar linen, clergy robes and various hangings. The colour reflects the season, so that for instance in Advent purple is used, a colour of royalty because we are preparing to welcome the coming of a king. Purple is used again in Lent because it also symbolises suffering and pain.
At Christmas and Easter the colour changes to white or gold, both bright optimistic colours for festivals, times for joy and celebration. Between the festivals green cloths symbolise all living things, renewal and promise of new life. And finally, red is the colour of fire, used in churches to celebrate Pentecost and saints’ days.
Worship Council is made up of children from Year 5.
For Worship Council we have 8 members
Worship Council’s role is to help lead collective worship, monitor collective worship and help promote reflection and collective worship around the school.
Our Worship Council Themes are
Autumn 1 - Generosity
Autumn 2 - Compassion
Spring 1 - Courage
Spring 2 - Thankfulness
Summer 1 - Friendship
Summer 2 - Respect
Roots and Fruits is a Christian Collective Worship resource.
Rooted in Bible teachings, 12 Christian Values represent the fruit that grows as the teaching is loved out in everyday life.
Each term focuses on one value which links with the season of the church year.