Chaplaincy is a central part of our community here at The Trinity Catholic School, and we are lucky to have a thriving group of students and staff who support this. Our Chaplaincy Teams run throughout the whole school and are leaders and role models to others. We are also incredibly fortunate to have two Chapels here at school due to our split-site, and both of these are spaces that students and staff can use for quiet personal prayer or for form liturgies and Mass. We recently received permission to reserve the Blessed Sacrament in School for the first term and so we’re in the process of installing a tabernacle and all the relevant items to allow us to do this.
My name is Issie and I’m one of the Lay Chaplains here at Trinity. I started working here in September 2019 and have loved every minute of it! This year I am in 4 days a week, and spend a day a week in our feeder primaries to ensure that we have those strong links of transition. My favourite thing about working here is probably our trips to The Briars and our retreat days, both of these allow our students to experience faith in different ways and to understand just how powerful a thing it can be.
Hey everyone! My name is Frances and I’m one of the Chaplains here at the Trinity School. When I am not in school you will catch me either in one of our feeder primary schools or at home with my two children. I absolutely love being a Lay Chaplain, especially because I get to know so many students all the way through! It’s great to watch them all grow and mature into such fantastic young people and support them in their faith journey along the way.
The Chaplaincy Team
The Chaplaincy Team is open to everyone in school regardless of faith and age and allows students to be leaders in the Catholic Life of the School. As part of the team, students plan and lead Acts of Worship, organise and run fundraising events for CAFOD, take part in the Faith in Action award and so much more. It’s a truly invaluable experience and provides an incredible service for others too. We are so proud of our Chaplaincy Teams here, and have even had previous members go on to work at The Briars Catholic Youth Centre in Crich!
Every year we take groups up to The Briars Catholic Youth Centre to spend a few days on retreat, stepping back and spending some time God and each other. It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect and reflect, and something that so many of our pupils have found beneficial both spiritually and emotionally. We also take groups on pilgrimage to Lourdes in the summer with the Diocese, fundraising to get there and assisting the sick and elderly whilst there. This is an incredibly rewarding trip for our sixth form students and a once in a lifetime opportunity.