The Saints Federation

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St Andrew's CEVA Primary School

Church of England School

We work closely with the church staff in our federation. More information about the work within the Diocese for these churches can be found at:

All Saints: dioceseofnorwich.org/church/norfolk-archdeaconry/redenhall-deanery/winfarthing-benefice/winfarthing-parish/

Hapton: dioceseofnorwich.org/church/norfolk-archdeaconry/humbleyard-deanery/upper-tas-valley-benefice/upper-tas-valley-all-saints-parish/st-margaret-8/

St Andrew’s: dioceseofnorwich.org/church/norfolk-archdeaconry/redenhall-deanery/diss-team-ministry-benefice/

Diocese of Norwich: dioceseofnorwich.org

Church of England: churchofengland.org

Collective Worship

All Saints, Hapton and St. Andrew’s aim to have a daily act of collective worship, providing all pupils and staff with the opportunity to pray and reflect as a means of spiritual growth, advancing their personal religious understanding, experience and commitment.

All acts of worship have a Christian focus which is derived from a Christian value (from a three year rolling programme), the church calendar or Anglican tradition. The focus from Collective worship is then reinforced during the school day as it is believed to be fundamental to the school community’s spiritual depth and ethos. All acts of worship (where possible) take place in the hall and include music, singing, praying and opportunity for reflection. During acts of worship, Christian symbols will provide a visual focus, participants may pass the peace and a candle will be lit on the table draped in colours of the Church year. As part of an act of worship participants may listen to a story, song, poem or biblical passage, join in drama or provide a personal testimony. Visual props will be used where relevant.

Prayers are also said before lunch. Each classroom has its own worship area.
Once a half term, each class will plan and lead the school in its own act of worship.

Links to the Parish Church

The Saints Federation works closely with the local churches.  Harvest, Christmas and Easter is celebrated in the church with church services every year.  End of term services are also held three times a year in church.

St Andrew’s CEVA Primary School pupils regularly attend St Nicholas’ Church in North Lopham, St Andrew’s Church in South Lopham and St Andrew’s Church in Blo’ Norton.

The Rev’d from each church regularly visits the pupils in school.  They lead collective worship and work with the pupils.