As a Church School we celebrate a collective act of Worship every day. We are very proud of our Worship which takes place in the hall for whole school collective Worship or in class for class or key stage Worship. We have a small altar, light candles, sign the Trinity, say prayers, join in with Bible stories, have reflection time and sing a hymn or song together. All classes have a chance to present a worship and Rev Ben and Rev Matt regularly lead our collective worship. We welcome parents and families in to share our FRIDAY FAMILY CELEBRATION WORSHIP every Friday morning at 9.05am. 

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At the beginning of each Worship we say and sign the trinity and light three candles. In the name of the Father, in the name of the son and in the name of the Holy Spirit.

Worship is such an important part of our lives at St Barnabas. Our children say that Worship is a time of reflection, for praying and singing to God. They say that in Worship they feel peaceful, as one family and they feel that God is with them. Please have a look in our Collective Worship Gallery at some of our Worships this year that have been led by Mrs Ham, WOW group, Rev Ben, Rev Matt, class teachers or individual classes. Please click here.

We have close links with our local St Barnabas church and we regularly hold school church services there. Rev Ben and Rev Matt lead Worship alternatively each week. Our choir perform in church throughout the year at special festivals and events. The church is extremely welcoming to families and there is a family service each Sunday at 10.30am.  For further information please click on the following link or see the church facebook page.


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Our Values

At St Barnabas we are proud of our caring, Christian ethos, underpinned by the Christian values that permeate our teaching and learning and shape every member of our school family. Each week in our classes we focus on our Christian values and explore how they can change the way we live our daily lives. Our children earn values points for demonstrating our Christian and British Values. Our Heads and Deputies count up the Values Points each Wednesday and inform our class teachers. They then invite the winner's parents to our Celebration Worship and present the values winner with a certificate explaining how they have demonstrated our values and how they have been living life in all its fullness this week. We also encourage our children to bring in their awards for the 'great things' they have achieved outside of school and we present them with their awards on the proud podium. 


Our Worship Our Way (WOW) group conducted a survey and we all agreed that the values we feel express our school family are:

  • Courage & Encouragement -Saint Barnabas was known as an encourager so we try to be like Saint Barnabas and encourage others.
  • Trust
  • Forgiveness
  • Friendship
  • Service
  • Generosity
  • Respect  

For all the latest news of how we have been demonstrating our Christian Values, please click here.

For all the latest Collective Worship news, please click here.

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For all the latest Collective Worship news, please click here.

Celebration Worship- 15th October 2021

Hello Yellow Day for World Mental Health Day- 8th October 2021

Celebration Worship- 1st October 2021

Rev David and Lorraine's Retirement Worship- 27th September 2021-

Rev David and Lorraine- This is your life at St Barnabas-

Celebration Worship- 10th September 2021-

Year 6- Leaver's Service July 2021-

End of Year Awards July 2021-

The Greatest Show- Year 6 Production 2021-

Nelson Mandela Day- 13th July 2021-

Red, White and Blue Day- 9th July 2021-

Virtual Celebration Worship- 25th June 2021-

St Barnabas Day Worship- 11th June 2021-

Pentecost Worship- 17th May 2021-

Virtual Celebration Worship- 7th May 2021-

Virtual Celebration Worship- 30th April 2021-

Worship in honour of HRH Prince Philip-

Virtual Easter Service- 29th March 2021-

Virtual Celebration Worship- 26th March 2021-

The Last Supper Worship- 22nd March 2021-

Comic Relief- Red Nose Day Worship- 19th March 2021-

Barny's Got Talent for Red Nose Day- 18th March 2021-

Palm Sunday Worship- 15th March 2021-

Celebration Worship- 12th March 2021-

Welcome back to school Worship- 8th March 2021 -

Virtual Celebration Worship- 5th March 2021-

Fairtrade Fortnight Worship- 1st March 2021-

Virtual Celebration Worship- 26th February 2021-

Lent and Caring for God's Creations- 22nd February 2021-

Virtual Celebration Worship- 12th February 2021-

Lent Virtual Worship- 8th February 2021-

Children's Mental Health Week Worship- 5th February 2021-

Express Yourself for Mental Health Week-

Candlemas Worship- 1st Februrary 2021-

Virtual Celebration Worship- 29th January 2021-

Love Virtual Worship- 25th January 2021-

Family Celebration Worship- 22nd January 2021-

The Good Samaritan Worship- 18th January 2021-

Virtual Celebration Worship- 15th January 2021-

Good news virtual Worship- 11th January 2021-

Epiphany Virtual Worship- 6th January 2021-

Merry Christmas from everyone at St Barnabas-

Virtual Carol Concert- 2020-

Christmas Celebration Worship- 17th December 2020-

The staff at St Barnabas present the 12 days of Christmas-

Love at Christmas Worship- 14th December 2020-

Year 1 and Year 2 present- Children of the World at Christmas 2020-

Virtual Celebration Worship- 11th December 2020-

Reception class present The Nativity 2020-

Joy at Christmas Worship- 7th December 2020 -

Peace Celebration Worship- 4th December 2020-

Peace at Advent- 30th November 2020-

Lancashire Day Celebration Worship-27th November 2020-

Hope at Advent Worship- 23rd November 2020-

Anti-bullying Week Celebration Worship- 20th November 2020-

Odd Socks Day and Anti-bullying week- 16th November 2020-

Interfaith & Child in Need Celebration Worship- 13th November 2020-

Children in Need day story for Reception- 13th November-

Reception's Diwali Worship- 11th November 2020-

St Barnabas Remembers- 11th November 2020-

Interfaith Worship- 9th November 2020-

Remembrance Day Family Worship- 6th November 2020-

Remembrance Worship- 2nd November 2020-

Virtual Wellbeing Worship- 20th October 2020-

Year 6 Harvest Worship- 16th October 2020-

Year 4 National Poetry Day Worship- 14th October 2020-

Year 2 National Poetry Day Worship- 15th October 2020-

Virtual Celebration Worship- 16th October 2020-

Hello Yellow Day Worship- 9th October 2020-

Virtual Celebration Worship- 2nd October 2020-

Year 3 Peace Worship- 28th September 2020-

Celebration Worship- 18th September 2020-








Mrs Araujo, our RE leader, leads our WOW group which is made up of children who are passionate about improving Worship and involving all of our children and community in prayer and spiritual activities.

This year they are hoping to plan and lead Messy Church sessions each term and regularly lead worship.

13th March 2024

This week was our final week of Messy Church and the W.O.W. Group have thoroughly enjoyed planning and delivering these interactive sessions. Our final week was based on creation again. The children watched a video about God creating the world and then chose, from a range of activities, to create something with a partner. All sorts of materials were available so that they could let their imaginations run wild. 

6th March 2024

W.O.W. Group delivered a very exciting infant Messy Church on the theme of creation. They read a short story about creation and then they took the participants outside to appreciate God’s creations and create their own nature bracelets. The children were very proud of the bracelets and marvelled  at all the gorgeous colours in the plant life around us. 

28th February 2024

The WOW Group Messy Church activities continued this week with the final KS2 Faith in Action session. Participants watched the story of David and Goliath and talked about how David believed in God and himself. They then chose an affirmation bookmark to decorate and take home. Next week the WOW Group will be moving on to the KS1 sessions, with a focus on creation. 

21 February 2024

The W.O.W. Group have done a fantastic job in planning some exciting lunchtime Messy Church sessions. The first one was for KS2 children and the theme was “Faith in Action”. Participants had to think of someone who is their hero and make them into a superhero. They also listened to the story of Samson and his strength, and they were treated to a drink and a biscuit whilst they worked on their superheroes. The W.O.W. Group are looking forward to the second KS2 session next week. 


1 February 2024

The WOW Group have been busy planning their lunchtime messy church sessions. This week, they were making posters to advertise the sessions and, next week, they will be explaining what they are all about in worship.

21 November 2023

Well done to our fantastic WOW Group, who led their first whole-school worship this year today. In recognition of Inter Faith week, they talked about respecting each other’s differences and they taught us about tolerance and how we can show it to one another. 

5 October 2023

In our Class Worship session this morning, our WOW group members Luca, Annabelle and Grace used Picture News to lead the session. 
We focused on ‘Record Breakers’ and is it correct that anyone can break a world record? 
We learnt that over 30,000 applicants submit their achievements each year but only 2,638 were selected to be published in the Guinness World Records 2024 . We prayed for the ability to show perseverance and determination along with all of the special people involved in trying to break records. 

5 October 2023

Today was an exciting day for the class as Lucy, David, and Archie from the WOW group took the lead in our class worship. They guided us through a PowerPoint presentation about Guinness World Records.

The children had the opportunity to share what they believe should be included in the book, as well as their dreams and goals. Lucy, David, and Archie also discussed the process involved in getting into the Guinness World Records book. It was an inspiring and thought-provoking session! Great work!

12 July 2023

This week, the W.O.W. Group finished off their Messy Parables workshops with our final two choices, The Wise and Foolish Builders and The Widow’s Offering. The children understood the stories well and had great fun making stained-glass style windows or a coin purse.  Well done to all WOW members for leading exciting, engaging and thoughtful workshops.

28 June 2023

This week in the Messy Parables workshop, the children looked at the importance of forgiveness through the parable ‘The Unforgiving Servant’. They then had fun making bookmarks with a message of forgiveness. Well done to the W.O.W. Group; they are doing a fabulous job organising and delivering these workshops. 

26 June 2023

Last week was the W.O.W. group’s first Messy Parables session. We read the Parable of the Mustard Seed, talked about how one little thought or belief can grow into something great, and made our own self-belief badges. All in all, a brilliant first session, with a few biscuits thrown in for good measure. 
This week, the parable is The Unforgiving Servant. 

23 March 2023

The WOW Group had plenty of ideas for a parable-themed messy church. The children have taken a parable in pairs and have started researching craft ideas and songs to put together a session in the Summer term. Keep your eyes peeled for the date coming soon. 

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16 November 2022

In preparation for our Interfaith Week next week, the WOW (Worship Our Way) group have been labelling artefacts from different world faiths. We hope the children enjoy exploring these in the hall next week. 


 10 November 2022

This week, W.O.W. group designed and ran some poppy-themed activities at lunchtimes. Well done W.O.W., your activities were lovely and very well received. 

4 October 2022

This week, the WOW Group provided the class with a new idea for how to pray. In class worship, we focused on Pebble Prayers. Some of the children took turns to come to our class prayer area and complete a Pebble Prayer. The children held a pebble in their hand, whilst saying their prayer and putting the pebble into the water. Thank you to the WOW group for this lovely idea for how to pray! 

2 February 2022

Mrs Ham had the pleasure of taking two of our Worship our Way (WOW) group members to a special children’s collective worship conference today at The Foxfields Country Hotel. The children can’t wait to share the amazing worship ideas with the rest of WOW group and our school family. 

A huge well done to our fantastic WOW group on running their first event this year! They did an amazing job of setting up and running our Easter Messy Church. They had great fun and they hope all those who attended did too.

Today our worship was led by our WOW group who previously took suggestions from our whole school about what they enjoy about worship such as acting out and singing and incorporated these into their Easter worship. The WOW group retold the following parts of the Easter story: Good Friday, The Last Supper, The Garden of Gethsemane, The Road to Calvary, The Crucifixion and The Resurrection. Following on from this, they quizzed the whole school on questions linked to The Easter Story. For answer A, the children had to put their hands on their heads and for answer B, they had to put their hands on their shoulders. The whole school really enjoyed being quizzed on the story. We ended the worship with the whole school singing ‘Lord of the Dance.’ Thank you for a wonderful worship WOW group! 


26 November 2021

Two of our WOW (Worship our way) group members told our whole school, in Worship on Friday, about the Knife Angel. They attended a conference at Blackburn Cathedral a couple of weeks ago and learnt about angels being special messengers and they particularly focused on the special Knife Angel. 
It is made up of over 100,000 knives that have been used in knife crimes around the country. Many of the knives have writing calved into them which are messages asking for forgiveness to the victims and their families from the person who used the knife. The message is to try to eliminate knife crime in our local area and a knife amnesty box is next to it to encourage youngsters to surrender any weapons they may have. Most knife crimes occur by accident and it’s usually the person carrying a knife that becomes injured.

Thank you to our WOW group members for delivering the important message of the Knife Angel to our school family. We hope this will discourage any of our children from carrying weapons when they are older. The Knife Angel will be at Blackburn Cathedral till 30th November if you are in the area and would like to admire it.

At St Barnabas we love to sing to the Lord during our Worships and we also have a special Songs of Praise Worship each week. Here are some of our favourite songs for you to sing along to at home.


Come and join the celebration

Away in a manger

It was on a starry night

We three kings

Little Donkey

Ding Dong


Rich in Kindness

Our God is a great big God

Shine from the Inside Out

My Lighthouse

Build Up

The Butterfly Song

Make a difference

Sing a new song

This is God's World

Rich in Kindness


Bad times won't last

Leaver's Song

As we go now


The story of the cross

Lord of the dance

Give me oil in my lamp

We have a king who rides a donkey

Spring Chicken