Chaplaincy is an important part of Catholic Life at English Martyrs’ and shapes our faith by leading us in a variety of prayer sessions and worship. We are very fortunate in our school as we have Chaplaincy support from Mrs McElhone and Mrs Hickling. We also have strong links with our Trust Chaplains and The Becket School. Our Year 6 Chaplaincy Team are very well respected and take great pride in helping younger children in the school learn more about prayer, worship, planning and delivering acts of worship, Saints and Feast days.

Chaplaincy Team

This year, our Chaplaincy Team consists of 13 Year 6 pupils.

As well as supporting other members of pupils in the school, other responsibilities include:

  • Writing a termly Chaplaincy newsletter.
  • Evaluating prayer focuses in the classroom
  • Evaluating Liturgical Prayer
  • Supporting the RE lead with RE monitoring – ensuring the RE standards are outstanding e.g. RE books and RE displays
  • Planning and delivering lunch time clubs
  • Encouraging other pupils to fundraise for their class charity
  • Supporting teachers and children in planning and delivering collective worship.
  • Organising and tidying the Liturgy trolley.
  • Ensuring teachers and children are aware of any Catholic Life/Collective Worship/RE events.
  • Educate children on our Liturgical year.
  • Promote Bishop Patrick’s Three Spiritual Themes and update display.

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Faith in Action 

In Year 6, we offer all pupils, including Chaplaincy team, the opportunity to take part in the  Faith in Action award. Pupils attend multiple after school lessons, where they learn more about our faith, what it means to them, how it shapes their life and how they can put their faith into action. By doing such award, it provides the foundations for the following Faith in Action awards (Bronze, Silver and Gold).

We are always very proud of our Faith in Action pupils. They are committed to exploring their faith in their own time and seek opportunities in school and our wider community to help others through what they believe.