Schools: Prayer Spaces

Prayer spaces enable children and young people, of all faiths and none, to explore life’s questions, spirituality and faith in a safe, creative, and interactive way. 

Taking a broadly Christian perspective as a starting point, prayer spaces give children and young people an opportunity to develop skills of personal reflection and to explore prayer in an open, inclusive, and safe environment.  A prayer space is usually (but not always) a classroom sized area that has been transformed for an afternoon, a few days, or a week with a range of creative activities that encourage personal reflection on issues such as forgiveness, injustice, thankfulness, big questions, identity, and stillness.

You can invite one of our trained Schools Teams to lead a Prayer Space at your setting by contacting the office on 02380 550 435 or by emailing the schools team on schools@southamptoncitymission.co.uk

Click here for a printable Info Page about Prayer Spaces.

"Children were engaged, they had ownership of prayer spaces, and there was a clear feeling of inclusion for children of different religions."

Year 6 Teacher