Liturgy and Prayer
School reopened for staff this Tuesday. An integral part of our coming back together is our annual staff liturgy, which this year was celebrated in faculties in the school Chapel. Each faculty had its own unique theme to reflect on, as staff once again rededicated themselves to life at Fisher More as colleagues, educators and friends.
RE and Humanities focused on kindness for their celebration, while English and MFL planned prayers and reflections around our many blessings. Maths and ICT focussed on humility whilst courage was the theme for Science, technology and vocational subjects. The final faculty – PE and Creative Arts explored strength.
The liturgies presented by each faculty were beautiful and moving. They all offered thoughtful and varying insights into their chosen theme. These included examples from personal stories, cards, reflections, and prayers – Christian and Muslim, music and song to artwork, cupcakes, plants, brownies, ribbons and bookmarks – see photos below.
One member of staff commented: “it was lovely that everyone brought their own interests and skills to their liturgy and we got to share different ideas on the same theme”.
Jesus taught his disciples how to pray, so that they would not only experience God’s love and mercy but also be fed spiritually for the great work of evangelisation that was being asked of them. Two thousand years on, it is the same for us today. We are also invited to recommit to the life of prayer as food and fuel for our journey with the Lord, and so become missionary disciples.
Each liturgy concluded with a prayer and final rededication of service to the Fisher More community.