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As a Roman Catholic school, St Joseph's enjoys close links with our parish church of St Joseph's. Father Roger Clarke and Deacon Peter Jackson support our school greatly and we are extremly grateful for this.  They provide spiritual guidance and support to all in our school community.


The content of our worship is based on teaching children about the Christian faith and Gospel values as revealed in the Bible. Kindness and tolerance towards others are encouraged and healthy self-esteem, discipline and initiative are also fostered. There are opportunities to learn, sing and pray together as well as time for quiet contemplation.


Class assemblies, celebrations of the main Christian festivals and special services to mark events throughout the school year all contribute to our community life. The school worships every day in class and whole school assemblies are held on a Monday and Thursday morning.


Visitors to school enhance our provision. These include memebers of CAFOD and Missio.


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We recognise that our children, parents and staff come from a wide variety of backgrounds with differing views on faith and commitment and our worship is sensitive to this issue. The context of our worship is Christian because we are a Roman Catholic School. However, assemblies are organised so that everyone can participate in a way that makes sense to them.


The rights of parents to withdraw their children from acts of worship and religious education are respected.