“Come, ring out our joy to the Lord; hail to the rock who saves us. Let us come before Him, giving thanks, with songs let us hail the Lord.” Psalm 95:1,2 NCB
Our School Chapel is at the heart of our School. It is a place of prayer, reflection, and worship. During Term Time we are privileged to have the Blessed Sacrament reserved here in our School Tabernacle. We welcome the Presence of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist which makes our Chapel a special place where all are welcome. It is a place of spiritual rest and refreshment for pupils and Staff and is open all day to all, especially before and after school and during break and lunchtime.
Every day, a special candle is lit for the prayer intentions of all pupils, Staff, and their families.
For our Key Stage 2 Pupils, weekly Class Mass is celebrated in our Chapel as are all four-Year Group Masses in the Chapel and Hall area. For our Key Stage Three pupils, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction are celebrated.
There is a weekly Rosary group which meet to pray at lunchtime in the Chapel.
During Advent, we have a special Advent wreath created which is blessed as well as our Nativity Crib and Christmas Tree.
During Lent Stations of the Cross are prayed as we have some fine examples of the colourful artwork of the Benedictine Sisters of Turvey Abbey.
Year round, we have a special memorial area and Remembrance Book where loved ones are remembered and honoured and during November, we open our special Book of Remembrance for pupils and Staff to record the names of deceased loved ones, light candles and offer prayers. The Eternal Flame is lit throughout the month of November as we honour our loved ones in a unique way.
At key times throughout the school year the Chapel is an honoured sacred space and provides the focus for our collective Prayer, Worship and Liturgy as a Catholic School community.