Welcome to our Chaplaincy team page. The Chaplaincy team at Saint Mary's supports the Catholic life of the school. Our mission is to contribute to the school’s life in faith by leading our community in prayer, worship and the Catholic mission of service (through raising money and awareness of charities). As well as this, our team plan, lead and evaluate collective worships in class, year groups, Key Stages and in whole school acts of worship. Chaplains are chosen by the children and staff from years 5 and 6 to represent the school through regular meetings with collective worship leaders and specialists. The team also work in conjunction with other schools in our CMAT to live out the Gospel values, particularly Discipleship. Our Chaplains have a huge impact on the Catholic life of the school through their continued focus to improve the sense of community and to share the love of God.
Chaplaincy team meetings are held every Friday at 1.30pm. At the moment, we are preparing scripture for the Chaplaincy team led Wednesday Key Stage 2 liturgies: a few of the Chaplaincy team go to each class to help children prepare the liturgy based on a piece of scripture from the week's Gospels.
The big Chaplaincy team treat and highlight of the year is in June when we meet at Mount Saint Bernard's Abbey for our retreat day with our CMAT partner school.
Here is a photograph taken of our Chaplaincy team:
Chaplaincy team led liturgy on homelessness based on Matthew's 25: when did I see you naked? Advent term 2019
Latest photograph of the team!