St Mary's

Catholic Primary School

Our Chaplaincy Team

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

The role of The Prayer Council is to:

Help our school to be a community of faith.
Encourage our fellow pupils to witness their faith in daily living.
Develop good relationships within and beyond our school community.
Support Liturgy, prayer and the spiritual life of our school.
Continue to involve pupils in fundraising for charities.
Continue to develop strong links with our Parish.
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.
Suggesting 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.

Listening to each other’s ideas.
Communicating with all the members, school and parish.
Encouraging everyone, when making decisions, to share their ideas.
Including everyone when making decisions.
Remembering 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 2019/20 Academic Year, the children discussed the role in class and were voted in or wrote a letter of application.