Chaplaincy at St Bede’s is about expressing faith through both prayer and action. Our aim is to encourage pupils in discovering their faith, support them in engaging with their faith by putting it into action, and finally, to equip them with the means to be disciples in their communities, responding to Christ’s call to ‘spread the good news’. All chaplaincy activities are supported by our Lay Chaplain and Faculty staff.
The Eucharist is at the heart of our worship and weekly Mass is celebrated. The liturgy is prepared each week by a different class from Year 7, 8 and 9, and pupils play an active role through readings, bidding prayers and the offertory procession. In addition, we also have House Masses for all year groups.
The chaplaincy team at St Bede’s provides a number of opportunities for pupils to become more engaged with both their faith, and the faith life of the whole college and local community.
In addition, there are many other opportunities for pupils to become involved in chaplaincy at St Bede’s. The college is heavily involved in charity work, regularly raising money for CAFOD, the Julian Trust and other organisations.
We offer retreat experiences throughout the year which vary from 1 day to weekend residential visits to Kintbury and other retreat centres. We also offer a yearly retreat to Rome and this has been well received by pupils.