Our church school

Collective Worship

At Whaplode Church of England Primary School, the daily act of collective worship is viewed as an integral and important part of school life. Through this, and in the general ethos of the school, we seek to promote our mission statement Inspire Believe Achieve rooted in our belief that “I can do all things through Him that strengthens me.”  Collective worship is a time where we come together to share our love of God and celebrate our achievements (and sometimes failures) together.

Worship also promotes the Christian values which permeate the ethos of the school. As such, the contributions of staff, pupils, church clergy and other visitors are valued highly.

As a church school, collective worship is an important part of our school timetable and as such, takes place daily. During Collective Worship, we light a candle to both symbolise Jesus (as light of the world) and also as a visible sign that worship has started and ended.

Worship is organised as follows:

  • Monday – Whole school collective worship
  • Tuesday – Whole school collective worship led by local clergy or SLT
  • Wednesday – Key stage collective worship
  • Thursday – Class collective worship led by pupils
  • Friday – Whole school Celebration worship

We are lucky to have visiting clergy who support our collective worship on a regular basis.


Hi, I’m delighted to have moved to Elloe Stone as Priest in Charge and look forward to getting to know you all in School. In my early career I worked as a Builder’s Merchant for Travis Perkins.

In 1996 I relocated to Lincoln with my family. We attended St Peter in Eastgate Church where I served in many areas including Children’s ministry, running a home group, and establishing a Men’s Ministry. My heart’s desire is for others to know the love of God in Christ Jesus and to follow him.

I was called to Ordained ministry in 2016 and served my curacy at St Peter’s, Lincoln.

Outside of church-life I have loved being involved with the local infant school and serving as trustee of the Joy Foundation, a Lincoln organisation dedicated to bringing the gospel into schools through collective worship. My favourite pastimes include walking my dog, Billie, spending time with friends and family and baking Ciabatta.

Prayer and Reflection

Collective worship always includes a time of reflection and invitational prayer. A range of prayers is used including the Lord’s Prayer, school prayer, prayers written by the children and others. At the beginning of the lunch hour, grace is said by either an adult or child in each class. Teachers lead classes in invitation prayers at the end of the school day.