Prayer is very important in the life of our school and is rooted in the Lasallian Value of Faith in the Presence of God.  Each form has its own Prayer Book, which includes examples of prayers said in the Form.  This prayer book accompanies the students and their form throughout their Spiritual life at St Margaret Ward.  Many of the prayers have been written by the students and reflect their concern and social awareness of those in need.

Praying Each Day is the website run by the De La Salle, dedicated to prayer and replection. It offers prayers and reflections for each day and helps us in our prayer life, and helping us to be in the presence of God, as St Jean Baptiste De La Salle taught us.

Please see below link

Praying Each Day

Traditional Prayer

Prayer is an important part of life here at St Margaret Ward.  Here are some of our traditional prayers

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father,

Who art in Heaven,

hallowed be Thy name;

Thy Kingdom come,

Thy will be done

on earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.


The Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace,

the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are thou amongst women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.

Holy Mary Mother of God,

pray for us sinners now

and at the hour of our death


The Glory Be

Glory be to the Father

and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning

is now,

and ever shall be,

world without end.


The Angelus

  1. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
    R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

 Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with Thee;
Blessed art thou among women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,

Now and at the hour of our death. Amen

  1. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
    R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.

 Hail Mary, etc.

  1. And the Word was made Flesh.
    R. And dwelt among us.

 Hail Mary, etc.

  1. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
    R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Pour forth,

we beseech Thee, O Lord,

Thy grace into our hearts,

that we to whom

the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son

was made known by the message of an angel,

may by His Passion and Cross

be brought to the glory of His Resurrection.

Through the same Christ Our Lord.



Assemblies are held each week for the year groups. At St Margaret Ward we have a rota where Assemblies are led by:

  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Pastoral Leaders
  • Heads and Assistant Heads of Year
  • The Lay Chaplain
  • Fidei groups

We endeavour to follow the Gospel of the week and include our Lasallian Values. Fidei Assemblies are prepared and delivered by the Fidei group who will reflect and pray for issues pertinent to them.


Fidei time

As a Lasallian school we believe it is important to start each day in the presence of God. Signum Fidei translates from Latin as “Sign of Faith”. The star that led the wisemen to Jesus was called the Signum Fidei – and as it led the wisemen, it should lead and guide us each morning. Fidei time provides our students with a faith filled start to each day. Signum Fidei is our sign of faith. The Lasallian star is our Signum Fidei and it reminds us of the Lasallian values that should be evident within our school community.

Each morning students begin the day with prayer, including setting up their Fidei group prayer box, and then complete an activity. These include; discussion, reflection and mentoring, prayer reflections as well as weekly Assembly and Touching Hearts sessions.

Mass and Liturgy

All Year groups come together at various points throughout the Liturgical and Academic year to celebrate various feast days and important moments including; Holy Days of Obligation, End of Term/Year, Christmas and Easter.

Additionally, Year 7 have a welcome service and also are taken down to our local Parish of Sacred Heart to join for Mass with one of our feeder Primaries, St Wilfrid’s.