For All Faiths and None
Growing in faith and developing one's own spirituality is a journey and as a school we seek to provide opportunities for individual and corporate reflection and investigation.
This might take the form of the provision of a quiet place to sit, a supportive network of likeminded pupils or more lively debate. The possibilities are endless and the Chaplaincy team is keen for any suggestions to be made.
For those pupils who come from the Christian tradition, the Chaplain will support the development of this faith through all means possible. This includes our Christian Union, prayer meetings, Bible studies, and discussion groups, short and informal services of Holy Communion and times of Christian celebration - as well as preparation for confirmation within the Anglican Church. Whilst pupil attendance at a Sunday service of Christian worship is not by any means compulsory it is encouraged and arrangements can be made for pupils who would like to attend a particular place of Sunday worship.
For those who adhere to a faith tradition other than Christianity, the Chaplain seeks to foster an environment that is conducive to the development of that faith. This might also include making contact with a local leader of that particular faith group.
For all pupils, the Chaplaincy team are available for discussion on any topics that might be of interest. Whilst these might be of a spiritual nature, they might also be about the more mundane or practical. The Chaplaincy team is there to listen to all and be available to any.
It is the hope of the Chaplaincy team that pupils who would like any support in their faith will make themselves known at the earliest opportunity upon their arrival at school or as and when needed during the school year.
Chaplaincy News and Blogs
16 May 2019
Last week, 15 pupils from the Lower Fifth to Upper Sixth attended Eastbourne's Great Park Clean.
16 April 2019
From House fundraising events to formal dinners, Bede's pupils have spent a busy Half Term raising much-needed funds for charity.
12 December 2018
Earlier this term, pupils from Crossways House donned their dancing shoes and raised £5,000 for the ME Association.