Prayer & Worship

Prayer and worship our central to the daily life of our school. We aim to help the children to value and respect the power of prayer and its place in their relationship with God.

Opportunities are provided to nurture the spiritual growth and development of our pupils through participation in a variety of forms of worship and through experiencing all forms of prayer.

Pupils are actively involved in planning and leading worship, both in class and whole school settings. Shared acts of worship take place in a atmosphere of reflection in which we encourage each other to listen to and respond to God.

Each class has a prayer area which provides a focus for prayer in the classroom. Children are activily encouraged to develop their  individual prayer life by writing their own prayers, offering spontanious prayers during times of reflection and participating fully in daily prayers.

At Larmenier & Sacred Heart, the pupils are are taught to know by heart the following prayers:

  • Sign of the Cross
  • Lord’s Prayer
  • Hail Mary
  • Glory Be
  • Guardian Angel
  • Morning Prayer
  • Grace Before Meals
  • Afternoon Prayer

Parents are encouraged to share these prayers at home with their children:

During Key Stage 2, pupils become familiar with and are encouraged to learn:

  • Act of Contrition
  • Praying the Rosary
  • Responses to the Mass
  • The Confiteor
  • The Apostles’ Creed
Key events in the liturgical year are celebrated in a variety of creative forms such as: whole school Masses, Christmas Carol Services and Nativity performances, Advent and Lenten liturgies including celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Rosary prayer groups, May processions and class assemblies.
The school prayer garden is a visual reminder of our faith and provides a serene space in which the children can spend time with God or just sit quietly and enjoy God’s natural beauty around them.