Prayer and Worship

Prayer and Worship at St Hugh’s

Prayer and liturgy are central to St Hugh’s understanding of itself as a Catholic school, and this is reflected in the daily opportunities and worship planned, following a structure with reference to the Church’s seasons, Come and See topics, Feast days and significant dates.

The Year of Jubliee: Pilgrims of Hope

‘In this time of preparation, I would greatly desire that we devote 2024, the year preceding the Jubilee event, to a great “symphony” of prayer.’ Pope Francis, 11 Feb 2022

The Pope has asked for 2024 to be devoted as a Year of Prayer. Below are some of the prayer opportunities children can access every day.

The school has a designated chapel; this sacred space allows children to access some time with God at any point during the day.

Whole school collective worship is held each week; led by the prayer leaders and supported by RE Lead.

KS1 / KS2 Prayer club allows children to explore meditation through Lectio and Viso Divina

Each class has a spontaneous prayer box which children can take – (Containing an olive wood cross, LED candle, Bible story books and writing materials) to record their prayers

Prayer wall- Children can write their prayers and share them in the central prayer area of the school – this is located next to the school chapel.

Open prayer opportunities – Mrs Pallister the RE Lead provides prayer opportunities based on the virtue to live by focus or the season. These can be written or craft prayer opportunities.