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Whole School Pupil Chaplaincy at St Mary's 2022-2023

This year, St. Mary's has adopted a whole school chaplaincy model where every child in school is invited to be a chaplain. Each child plays a vital role in enhancing the values of our Catholic faith in Jesus with Mary's help and guided by the Holy Spirit.  All children take joy in planning, participating and leading Prayer and Liturgy throughout the year, as well as taking part in Liturgical Celebrations and reaching our to our local, national and wider communities.

Click here to see some of the tasks these pupils carry out with dedication and joy.

Chaplaincy Council 2022-2023

Click here to meet the Chaplains

In addition to our whole school Chaplaincy model, we have a Chaplaincy Council Team, made up of 2 representatives from each year group. Our Chaplaincy Council members take great pride in attending the Diocesan Chaplaincy Commissionning Mass at Clifton Cathedral and receiving and wearing their special Chaplain badge.  Through prayer and hard work, they carry out different responsibilites to promote the faith in school to students, staff and the community. Twice a term, the Chaplaincy Council meet to review the action plan and consider different ways in which they are:

Strengthening Mission

Deepening Prayer

Enabling Communion

The meetings give a chance for the Chaplaincy Council to share their ideas and together we make decisions about how we can promote the Catholic ethos in the school.  During the meetings, the Council have the opportunity to: update prayers, plan events, update the website and make decisions about fundraising. These ideas and decisions are then brought to the School Council meetings and fed back to the whole school. 

A successful Chaplaincy team ...

As well as the jobs above, we also believe to be a successful chaplaincy team we need to:

  • Listen to each other’s ideas;
  • Communicate with all the team members, school and parish;
  • Encourage everyone when making decisions, to share their ideas and to try their best;
  • Include everyone when making decisions;
  • Lead by example, love everyone especially people you don’t get on with.

If you have any ideas that you wish to share with us then please let us know.

Our School Chaplain is Mrs Fernandes


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