Pupil Chaplains 2022-23

St Mary's school has a team of dedicated Pupil Chaplains who promote the Catholic Ethos of our school.  Pupil Chaplaincy has a high profile in our school. Each one of the Pupil Chaplains has to apply for this important role and is interviewed by the Parish Priest, the Headteacher and the RE Coordinator. Following the interviews, the Pupil Chaplains are commissioned by our Parish Priest, in Church, and the ceremony is attended by the whole school and the families of the new Pupil Chaplains.
Our Pupil Chaplains are a very dedicated team who have a vital role in enhancing the Religious Life of our school. Their roles include delivering class Prayer and Worship, leading prayers and reflections in assemblies and Liturgical events, supporting charities and fundraising events. They are good role models for the younger pupils in our school and award certificates for acts of kindness. Our meetings are facilitated by Mrs Faulkner. We are very proud of our Pupil Chaplains. 

Our Pupil Chaplains 2022-23

Our Pupil Chaplains are:









This role is to serve as a member of a GIFT Chaplaincy Team to support the Catholic Life of the School. Pupils will be entrusted with the responsibility of:

  • Giving joyful witness of Christ in their school – missionary disciples.
  • Providing support in the delivery of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils across the curriculum.
  • Assisting with the Sacramental programme.
  • Peer pastoral care – building on the good practice in your school.
  • Assisting with the delivery and development of the prayer life of the school supporting assemblies, worship, class prayer times and prayer groups.
  • Assisting with developing and leading retreat experiences for pupils.
  • Developing and leading social justice activities in your school.
  • Developing the use of the chapel/prayer room/sacred spaces or areas.
  • Being present on parents and opening evenings to help with the welcome of all the community.
  • Developing outreach work and supporting local, national and international charities – Caritas Diocese of Salford, Cafod: working for change – being the change makers.

Stations of the Cross Artwork - April 2023

Pupil Chaplains organised Stations of the Cross artwork which is on display around school for our children to see and also at the front of school for our local community to enjoy during Holy Week.

Year 4 Stay and Pray - March 2023

Pupil Chaplains organised a lunchtime Stay and Pray session for Year 4.

Year 3 Stay and Pray - March 2023

Pupil Chaplains held a Stay and Pray session for Year 3 to help them prepare for their Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Lent Message - March 2023

Pope Francis encourages us to listen to what Jesus tells us through the scriptures. Pupil Chaplains have prepared 'Lent Bags' for our families to share bible stories and prayers at home.

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Father Stephen's Visit - January 2023

Father Stephen, who is looking after our parish, accepted an invitation from Pupil Chaplains to visit our school. He commented on the happy atmosphere and how welcome we made him feel.

Vice Chair of Governors - January 2023

Our Pupil Chaplains met at lunchtime to think about ways we could celebrate the life of our former Vice Chair of Governors. We are grateful for Mr Sinclair’s many years of service to St Mary’s. May he rest in perfect peace .

Advent Packs - November 2022

As we begin the season of Advent, Pupil Chaplains have created Advent packs as a reminder to reflect, pray and contemplate the true meaning of Christmas with our families.

Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima - October 2022

To celebrate the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima, Pupil Chaplains held a lunchtime prayer session for Year 4

Rosary Bags - October 2022

 Thank you to the Pupil Chaplains for distributing our month of the Rosary bags.