Chaplaincy Team 2023-2024
Each year, when we begin a new school year we appoint a new Year 5 Chaplaincy Team to work in conjunction with our current Year 6 Chaplains.
Children from Years 5 & 6 have the opportunity to serve the school as part of the Chaplaincy Team. Anyone can join and members are usually commissioned during a special ceremony, where they receive their Chaplaincy Team Badge and contract from Bishop Declan at Clifton Cathedral.
The Chaplaincy team play a vital role in the Spiritual life of the school and are supported by Mr Beasley-Suffolk and Mrs Roy.
Click here for Clifton Diocese - Book of Communion
The Chaplaincy Team have many important roles such as:
- Helping the school to be a community of faith.
- Encouraging the pupils to remember their faith in daily living.
- Developing good relationships within and beyond the school community.
- Writing and presenting whole school assemblies.
- Planning and leading key stage/whole school collective worship.
- Assisting in the organisation of school masses and liturgies.
- Helping plan and lead charity events.
- To continue to develop strong links with the Parish.
- To support the school in its Mission Statement
The team aim to meet every week. After just one meeting, they already have some wonderful ideas of things they would like to initiate within the school and the Parish. We will publish the details of these in the very near future.
The chaplains have been busy preparing resources for the whole school now that we are in Advent.
They have prepared Advent bags for each class in the school.
These are taken home by three children each night. Inside the bag is: a candle; prayer guide; cross; purple cloth; activity.
The interactive Advent Calendar
The crib on our prayer table in the hall
Designing Christmas cards
Working with Mrs Roy on choosing a charity. They decided on the Children's Hospital Christmas Appeal which is raising money for new ventilators.
The money will be collected at the infant Christmas plays in the final week of term.
Chaplaincy Commissioning Service
On Thursday 12th October, our newest members of the Chaplaincy Team from Year 5 and 6, were invited to Clifton Cathedral with 400 hundred other chaplains from the primary schools within our Diocese. Mr Beasley-Suffolk, Mrs Deasey and Mrs Lee accompanied our Chaplains, who are all giving up their free time to support the Catholic life and prayer in their school. We are very proud of their dedication, commitment and enthusiasm.
Here are some images from the Service.
Getting ready for the opening parade of banners
Receiving the badges
Our new chaplains!
The badge our chaplains wear
Here are our new Chaplains with their certificates. We are pleased to welcome (L-R) Xander, Jake, Bartek, Tianna, Christine, Giekayda, Alisha, Anne, Penny, Anaya, Austen, Hannah, Connor, Karolina and Danira.