This Worship Team is a group of year 5 and 6 children who help plan and lead daily worship in school. They meet each half term to discuss worship themes, bible stories and Christian messages to share with the school.
Worship Leadership Partnership
The Worship Team have established a special bond with the Worship Teams from Sledmere and Wetwang Primary Schools. We have shared workshop days in both schools and at the Archbishop's Palace discussing the Trinity , symbols of our faith - cross,candle and bible and creating a special worship logo for each school. We have extended our partnership work and now work with a number of other Worship Teams from schools in the York diocese.
Junior Worship Team Conference June 2017
In June 2017 the AYJS Junior Worship Team hosted a Junior Worship Team conference. This was held at St Andrew’s Church and Church Hall, Bishopthorpe. 7 schools attended. We were supported by members of St Andrew’s Church, Foundation Governors and the staff from YoYo who helped run workshops. Our focus was creative worship leadership. During the day we did art and drama, music . In the afternoon we enjoyed visiting The Archbishop’s Place and shared a wonderful worship time sharing ideas drama, songs and art from our workshops. These ideas are now being used in schools.
We are leading another conference in June 2018 and can’t wait !!
Visit to Quench Cafe
During December we were invited to share the Christmas Story with members of the local community at the Quench cafe – a church run, free community cafe held each Thursday. We told the story through the eyes of the shepherds. We then joined the cafe visitors for a delicious lunch and enjoyed sharing our stories of our own Christian faith and desire to held be leaders of worship.
As an extension to our Worship Team we also have a Worship Dance Team who enjoy using dance as a special form of worship in church. We danced at the Church School’s Conference in June 2016 and also dance in all our special school services. We have been invited to dance at a Family Service at St Andrew’s Church in March.
Annual Church School's Conference 2016
On the 14th June 2016 the AYJS worship team presented a worship at the Annual Church School's Conference at York Racecourse. They presented this along with children from Wetwang Primary and Sledmere Primary. The children were all extremely excited but also very nervous! The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and left the members of the conference with food for thought and time to reflect on the importance of faith to an individual.