At English Martyrs’ children are exposed to a variety of prayer experiences, both formal and informal, private and together with other. Children are encouraged to take an active part in school Masses, including the preparation of readings and prayers. Daily Collective Worship takes place either as a whole school, Key Stage or class.
All classes begin and end the day with a prayer. They also pray before and after lunch. Each class has a prayer table to provide a focus for prayer and reflection which is linked to the RE topic or to special days and seasons in the liturgical year. Whole School Masses are held at the beginning and end of each term and on special liturgical days. A Mass rota is prepared at the start of each term and one class from each year group attend. Masses take place in the parish church which is next door to the school. Parents and parishioners also attend.