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Chaplaincy Team

‘Be an example for the believers in your love, speech, faith, conduct and purity.’

(Timothy 4:12)


Chaplaincy Team


Pupils have the opportunity to serve the school as part of the Chaplaincy Team. Anyone can join, and members change each term.

The Chaplaincy team play a vital role in the Spiritual life of the school and are supported by the R.E. Co-ordinator and KS2 phase leader, Miss. Lemon.


The Chaplaincy Team perform many duties throughout the year including:

  • Meeting weekly to discuss and deliver the Gospel
  • Handing out and discussing with the children the weekly 'Wednesday Word'.
  • Encouraging the children to live out their faith in their daily living
  • Develop positive relationships with and beyond the school community
  • To support Liturgy, prayer and the spiritual life of the school
  • Fundraising for charities
  • Developing stronger links with the Parish


The Chaplaincy team has come up with some ideas of how to do this:

  • Prepare Gospel assemblies and Saint's day celebrations 
  • Choose one prayer a week from the prayer box to read in weekly Liturgy assemblies. 
  • Organise various charity fund raising events
  • Suggest ideas for RE resources
  • Help to lead liturgies
  • Promote bible stories
  • Maintain our prayer garden
  • Work with other chaplaincy teams
  • 'Thought of the week' posted in each classroom


Chaplaincy team success criteria

  • To listen respectfully to each other's ideas
  • Communicate with team members, the school and the parish
  • Encourage everyone when making decisions, to share their ideas and to try their best
  • Include everyone when making decisions
  • Become model representations for the school. Lead by example and love as God loves us, especially people we may not always get along with. 

Operation Christmas Child


We will once again be taking part in the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox appeal, organised by Samaritan's Purse.


The shoebox appeal is when you give to children who will receive a gift at Christmas. This ties in with our Christian message of "giving to those less fortunate than ourselves".


 We would like you to choose whether to make a parcel for a girl to a boy and you can indicate the age range your gift is aimed at.


We want to bring joy into these children's lives so we ask you to keep them fun but to give things that they might need


Please click on the link for ideas about what to pack in the parcel


It is one parcel per child but if you would like to fill extra boxes additional leaflets are available from the available from the office


Please return to school by Wednesday 15th November.

The chaplaincy counting the money raise for CAFOD Harvest fast day!

The Chaplaincy Team counted the money from the Catholic Children's Society Lent Box Appeal

Harvest Fast Day 2017



“Jesus asks us to forgive and to give. To be instruments of mercy because it was we who first received mercy from God.” Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus, #14


This year to celebrate CAFOD’s harvest fast day we are asking the children to Brighten Up this Harvest – to help build a brighter world and to put into action the corporal work of mercy: feed the hungry. On Friday 6th October we will be asking children to come dressed in bright clothes and bring £1 which will go to CAFOD.


Click on me to watch the CAFOD video to learn more!


Brighten up Harvest!

Year 5!

Year 6!

Year 4


As part of CAFOD we had an assembly where we learnt about how people in South America were in poverty. We learnt how they were taught to grow crops, use the same crops to grow more crops, and how they harvested.

To celebrate CAFOD Day in school, all the children came to school wearing bright clothes, with earthly colours. Each child donated a pound; this was our way of raising money to help the families in the world who are in need. This made us think about all the people that need help, and made us think how fortunate we are to have all the things we need to live.