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Worship Council

We are a Church of England school; we want to help our school community to understand and enjoy worshipping God. The Worship Council play a vital role in the development of worship within our school. Our aim is to develop ways of ensuring each and every member of Down Ampney C of E Primary School has time and space to think, reflect and connect with themselves, others and God.

This is what we do:

  • Help to lead worship
  • Discuss worship and how it can be even better
  • Help choose worship songs
  • Have ideas about prayers
  • Think and talk about the schools Christian Distinctiveness and how it can be further improved.
  • Look for children who are demonstrating Christian values.
  • Meet with the Open the book team and Rev. Swanton

Our plans for the year include:

Helping to organise Experience Harvest and invite a local school to join us
Our next job will be to help the school mark Remembrance Day, in previous years we have painted pebbles and laid crosses at our peace tree
We would also like to hold a Christingle service again this year – in previous years we have held these outside and over Zoom!
Making a “How you can tell we are a church school” book.
We will refresh the banner and collage and keep our reflection corners looking good.
We will meet with other worship councils from local schools to share ideas
Tolerance of those of different Faiths and Beliefs:

Our community is made up of people from a wide range of backgrounds. We aim to promote the understanding and appreciation of different faiths and cultures both within our school and the wider world. We actively promote courtesy and good manners towards all. 

Our 3 key values

Last year the Worship Council meet with Mrs Gray and the Bishops Visitor to decide on three key values to concentrate for the year ahead.  Our three key values are:

  • Respect
  • Courage
  • Trust