"We are not so much to regard the Ecce, how great it is, as Gaudiam, what joy is in it; that is the point we are to speak to."
Bishop Lancelot Andrewes, OMT, 1568-73, Translator of the King James' Bible
In the School Statutes of 1561 article XXV states, “These shall be taught in the said school children of all nations and countries indifferently”. We put into practice this vision of our spiritual foundation, in a Twenty First Century context developing a culture that is tolerant, open, and caring through a rich tapestry of activities. We promote an enquiring, critical and sympathetic approach to the study of religion throughout the School.
The Chaplaincy is a port of call for all members of the community to seek a sense of the spiritual during the school day and the Chaplain is available to discuss any matters which need to be shared, irrespective of religion or religious persuasion.
The Chaplain is a member of the school’s pastoral team.
As an ordained Minister of the Christian Church, (Presbyterian) the Chaplain also provides support for those who have a Christian faith or are on a journey of exploration; Holy Communion is celebrated, and the chaplaincy centre is a licensed venue for weddings and baptisms. A service of Confirmation is conducted in the Summer term.
An integral part of our community of learning, the Chaplaincy encourages the distinctive insights of all those faith traditions represented in our school to enrich our common life.