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Prayer in the life of a church school

Prayer can be...

  • Part of collective worship.
  • At the start of a governors meeting.
  • To mark special times in the school year
  • A prayer group for your local school

Prayer Groups

Some schools have a group of parents, staff and friends of the school who meet regularly to pray for the needs of the school. These groups exist for both church schools and community schools. There is guidance about setting up and running such a group below.

Prayer Spaces in Schools

Since 2008 over 1000 prayer spaces have been run in primary schools, secondary school and colleges around the country. Prayer Spaces provide the opportunity for children to reflect and pray in a way that is appropriate to their age and religious background. View more on the Prayer Spaces in School website.


Getting Started with Prayer Spaces in Schools FREE training

Friday 12th October 2018

10.00 - 13.00 A session for those interested in setting up a Prayer Space in their school.

Book by emailing Jane Whittington -


Getting Started with Prayer Spaces in Schools

Flyer for Friday 12th October 2018
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Prayers for the start of the school year updated 2018

A selection of prayers, liturgies and collective worships gathered from books and online. A mix of materials so there should be something suitable for all age groups
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Matthew 13:31

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