Collective Worship Classes Result in a Unique Baptism Request

“How to shape worship, with the Word of God at the heart of it” Collective Worship work at All Saints Primary School, March. Photo credit: Karen Pritchard  (Click to enlarge)

“How to shape worship, with the Word of God at the heart of it” Collective Worship work at All Saints Primary School, March. Photo credit: Karen Pritchard


Posted on Thursday 15 August 2019
A Changing Market Towns story from our friends in March.

A March Primary school pupil has found an unusual way to show her reasons for wanting to be Christened…

During the last summer term, Family Worker Karen Pritchard was invited by the Headteacher of All Saints Primary School in March, to work with a group of children on a weekly basis, with the aim if designing a new programme of collective worship.

This was well attended and enthusiastically led by the children, who thoroughly enjoyed being given the opportunity to have such a direct input into the school’s worship plans.

As a result of taking part in these school sessions, one of the children involved not only went on to inform her parents of her wish to be Baptised, but on her preparatory visit with Vicar Andrew Smith, proceeded to produce her very own Powerpoint presentation outlining the main reasons she felt Baptism was so important.

Rev’d Smith said the presentation took him somewhat by surprise and confirmed “in all my years as a Vicar, I have never attended a visit with a baptism family and been talked through a set of Powerpoint slides explaining the importance of being Christened! It was great to see such enthusiasm and initiative within someone so young.”

Rev’d Smith and the March Team sends prayers and blessings to this young lady as she begins her journey of faith.