Interactive Bar

Google Services





Log In

Chilthorne Domer Church School

Together we Love, we Aim High and we Celebrate!

Spirituality Corner



‘In the same way, let your light (in) shine before others (out), that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven (up).’


The Bible, Matthew 5 v 16.


“Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning, and purpose to our lives.” (Brene Brown)


Our Spirituality Definition:

Spirituality is delighting in all things, being absorbed in to the present moment, not too attached to self, and eager to explore boundaries of 'beyond' and 'other', searching for meaning, discovering purpose, open to more (Rebecca Nye)

Spirituality is an awareness of mystery and its value to human flourishing. 



As a church school we believe that spirituality should influence all areas of education and life. Spiritual development is not about becoming more spiritual, it is about realising or becoming more and more aware of one’s natural, innate spirituality.


We create precious moments to transform thoughts, actions and our senses. It is the capacity to be still and reflect with awe and wonder on the beauty and possibilities of the human and natural world ... and beyond. Reflective thinking on self, others, the wider world and beyond is encouraged through the Up, In, Out and Windows, Mirrors, Doors approach. 


Everyone is encouraged to take a moment to stop and be still and reflect during the busy school day. 


We believe that spirituality begins within us and reaches out to others, to the world and beyond as we explore big questions about humanity, faith and belief. With our school values at the centre of all we do, we seek to develop spirituality through four key areas: 



Everyone is spiritual whether they have a faith and follow a religion or not. At Chilthorne Domer Church School children and adults have the opportunity to ask, what makes me tick? We seek to nurture and celebrate the unique value and self-worth of each member of our school family and to develop confident individuals.  



We are all part of the community - here in school, elsewhere, locally and globally too! We learn how empathy, compassion and other values affect relationships. Spirituality helps us to understand how our actions can have an impact on others. We learn that others have different perspectives/views from me. 


The World: 

We can recognise the beauty of the physical world and our responsibilities to care for it. During worship and our curriculum, we consider current events from around the world, prompting us to think deeply about the situations others face, and what part we can play in our world.  



Thinking beyond relates to the transcendental, out side of the 'everyday' experience. Pupils have the opportunity to reflect on how people have different views of what is 'beyond.' It is about grappling with the 'unanswerable' questions. At Chilthorne Domer Church School pupils are also encouraged to reflect on their own relationship with God. 


Big Questions: 

Within our worship and curriculum, we explore big questions to deepen our spiritual understanding. We encourage our learners to be curious and to ask their own questions, too. There is a close link between RE and spirituality, and children are actively encouraged to spend time reflecting on and asking deep questions in RE. Teachers use music, artwork, photographs, poetry and times of stillness.