The Chaplaincy is a key part of our life here at St Michael’s. Miss Leighton is our Lay Chaplain and co-ordinates the spiritual and prayer aspect of our school life along with the support of each and every member of our school community.
Our faith is at the heart of all that we do in school and we try to live out our school motto each and every day:
“Act justly, love tenderly, walk humbly.” Micah 6:8.
At St Michael’s, our Chaplaincy aims to bring all members of our school community together, regardless of where they are on their own personal faith journey.
Miss Leighton’s office is based next to our beautiful Chapel, right at the heart of our building and as well as leading our prayer life at St Michael’s, she also provides pastoral support and guidance support for students and staff. Each day is started with prayer to help centre ourselves, ready for a day of learning and growing together.
During the academic year, students are given the chance to take part in at least one form Mass which they will help prepare and deliver along with our priests from the partnership. Mass is held weekly on a Wednesday at 12:25pm. In addition to weekly Mass, particular feast days such as the feast of St Michael are marked.
There are also opportunities to get involved with our Chaplaincy groups. These include the Chaplaincy choir and our Youth SVP group. Miss Leighton also helps co-ordinate our annual Lourdes pilgrimage and retreats to the Emmaus Youth Village, our Diocesan Youth Centre.