Collective Worship

At Dinting Church of England (VA) Primary, 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. “Dinting School aims to create a happy, secure, stimulating and challenging learning environment, in which each child can develop to their full potential. Dinting School aims to create a family atmosphere in which Christian care is offered to all members of the school community.” It is a time where the school community, from a range of backgrounds, beliefs and ages, meets together at the start of day. Worship in the school is based on promoting the Christian values which permeate the ethos of the school. However children and adults from a range of beliefs and none welcome the opportunity to reflect, sing, listen and celebrate as a school community.

As such, the contributions of staff, pupils, church clergy and other visitors are valued highly. Christian Values although difficult to define, we identify the values shown on the Plaque in the entrance, of forgiveness, fairness, respect and tolerance of others, integrity, compassion, honesty and self-worth. These values are embodied in the New Commandment that Jesus gave us: John 13:34-35 “….love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples”. We also actively seek to encourage the attitudes of awe, wonder and reflection. We aim to blend Christian teaching and values in order to create opportunities for all children to develop physically, emotionally, personally, socially, mentally and intelligently so that their self-esteem and well-being is sound and supported by ever growing emotional intelligence; leading to an understanding of their rights and responsibilities as young citizens.

Worship is led by children, staff, governors and representative of the Methodist and Anglican (Church of England) churches in Glossop. At the beginning of a week the theme is introduced. At present, we are unable to have visitors physically in the school building or to meet as a school in the hall. However daily collective worship takes place in class and is led over Google Meets and Zoom.

School Eucharist. 

In the Gospels,  meal tables figure a lot in Jesus’ ministry. He attends a wedding feast, he eats with Zacchaeus and Matthew and other ‘tax collectors and sinners’, he enjoys the hospitality of Mary and Martha, and he accepted invitations even from those Pharisees who were trying to catch him out. There were countless other occasions of course when he sat down to eat with his disciples to teach and encourage those who would lead his Church after his ascension. The Eucharist/Holy Communion/the Lord's Supper is celebrated by the school six times a year.

Summer Term 2022

This term's worship is based around the British Values of: democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs