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Bury CE High School

A Church of England Academy with the vision to empower all students to let their light shine.


The worship of God is central to the life of Bury Church of England High School as a Christian community. 

Church Services

To commemorate the opening of the school in 1748, our Commemoration Service is held each Summer Term at Bury Parish Church, in the town centre of Bury.

We also hold our Carol Services in December each year at Bury Parish Church, and they are usually open to members of the wider Bury Church community to attend – parents and carers, and alumni.


School Worship

Taking time each day to be quiet, to reflect on God’s Word, to pray together, to listen to Christian music or to sing a hymn together – these are important for pupils and staff alike. We organise these in the following ways:

  • Each Key Stage group has one worship assembly in the Sports Hall each week led by the Chaplain, Headteacher or a member of the senior leadership team.
  • Each year group has a weekly assembly in the Hall organised by their Head of Year.
  • The rest of the mornings are spent with form tutors who have the responsibility for leading a brief act of collective worship and reflection each day, and a focussed time of reflection and discussion each week resourced by the school Chaplain.
  • Holy Communion Services are held in the Hall three times a year for each year in turn.
  • Daily prayer group held in the Chapel before school 8.00-8.35am.