Our Chaplaincy Team

St Mary’s Primary School established a chaplaincy team which was presented to the pupils as ‘The Prayer Council’ in September 2013. The chaplaincy team is run by Mrs Barnard.

The role of ‘The Prayer Council’ was:

  • To help our school to be a community of faith.
  • To encourage our fellow pupils to witness their faith in daily living.
  • To develop good relationships within and beyond our school community.
  • To support Liturgy, prayer and the spiritual life of our school.
  • To continue to involve pupils in fundraising for charities.
  • To continue to develop strong links with our Parish.
  • To support the school in its Mission Statement.

Already in such a short time, our Chaplaincy Team has fulfilled its role by:

  • Helping to prepare one of the weekly Gospel Assemblies.
  • Promoting ‘Saints Day’
  • Organising various charity fund-raising events.
  • Suggest ideas for RE resources and purchasing new sets of Bibles for classroom use.
  • Helping to lead a fortnightly whole school prayer assembly.

We have also thought of how we can work together to help us be a successful Chaplaincy Team.

  • Listen to each other’s ideas.
  • Communicate with all the members, school and parish.
  • Encourage everyone, when making decisions, to share their ideas.
  • Include everyone when making decisions.
  • Remember Jesus’ example to love everyone.

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

To become a new member of the Chaplaincy Team for the 2017/18 Academic Year the children discussed the role in class and were voted in or wrote a letter of application.