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Chaplaincy team

Welcome to the St. Peter's Chaplaincy Team page, which is full of information, links and updates about the work that we do in our school.

As a Catholic school we maintain good links with our parish priest, Father Frank Daly, and Deacon Robin Pollard. They regularly come into school to lead and/or support liturgies and Masses, school events and, sometimes, just to talk to the children. We also have a school Lay Chaplain, Mrs. Jean Connor, who provides a link between the school and the church.  A group of eight Year Six pupils have volunteered to assist her in her duties and these children form our Chaplaincy Team Worship Group.

From the beginning of academic year 2019-20, we have introduced a new element to the Chaplaincy Team's responsibilities, that of monitoring and evaluating Acts of Worship; monitoring the Catholic Life of the school and showing prospective parents around the school. A group of eight ,Year Six pupils have volunteered to be members of the Monitoring Group. 

Chaplaincy Team - Worship Group: Jessica C., Tallia, Izabel, Lily-Grace, Jessica K., Sophie, Jessica M., Harry  


Chaplaincy Team - Monitoring Group: Iris, Melisa, Paris, Sandra, Katie, Arwen, Kelsie, Gabi

The Chaplaincy Team will be running Prayer Groups over the next three Fridays in November (08-11, 15-11, 22-11, and 29-11 at 8.35 a.m., in order to give pupils and their parents/carers/grandparents opportunities to pray for the dead. 

One of the aims of last year's Chaplaincy Team was to support the school in composing a whole-school prayer.  Please find a copy below.  Each class has a copy of the prayer on their class's Focus Table and classes are encouraged to say the prayer at least once a week.

All Saints Day, 2018

All Saints Day Mass

Pope Francis canonised seven new saints in October, 2018.  We celebrated Saint Oscar Romero in our All Saints Day Mass with Fr. Frank, parishioners, parents, staff and pupils.

Pupils from Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Class brought pictures of the saints during Mass to put on our Focus Table.  They also brought up a picture of a poppy, to help us to remember the dead from the World Wars and a picture of a white rose to remind us to pray for peace in our world.