A note from the Chaplaincy Team:
"To the Chaplaincy Team, the prayer life of our school is crucial. As Chaplains we want to nurture it and facilitate it. We have already run some class- worships in St Mary's and St Bernadette's and are now looking
to open our new 'Room of God's Light'. This will be a safe place to pray, connect with and remember those who need us."
Following our Chaplaincy Recruitment Assembly, we had over 30 applications from KS2 children to become
As our first task, Mrs Cunningham and I recruited Leo Bottrill (Yr6) as our pupil and together we chose
10 children from their application forms.
The children are planning an assembly for the whole school to explain what Chaplaincy is about and to give details of the types of charities the Bishop has asked all Chaplaincy Teams to support.
Mrs Petty, R.E. Leader
On Friday 27th January 2017, Corpus Christi Chaplaincy Team hosted
Chaplaincy training for over 60 children from around our Somerset group.
Ann Fowler (Assistant Director for Education, Clifton Diocese) led the training which helped the children understand why it is so important for us to help,
support and pray for those less fortunate than ourselves both at home and in
the wider world. Kian said: "that was so hard but I'm glad I'm a Chaplain."
Corpus Christi Chaplaincy team will be putting together a PowerPoint
presentation for the school and parish during the next few months to show
how the school (with the help of the parish) will be supporting those in need following the Bishop's
guidance. This will be titled: "We can all do something!"
Pupils know when the "Room of God's Light" is open when we put our sign outside.
The Chaplaincy Team met for the first time after school this week. After opening with a prayer, we learnt about the work of St Thomas Aquinas and adopted his 'Student's Prayer' as part of our mission.
We discussed how we could improve our lunch-time prayer sessions and all agreed that using the Year 1
classroom meant we could create a more spiritual atmosphere. We were able to play some calming music
and create a prayer area for pupils to use.
'The Room of God's Light' opened this week and will be open on Monday and Wednesday lunchtimes from
12.30 pm until 12.50 pm.
Here are some prayers that have been written by children in the' Room of God's Light'.
Prayer for Calmness
bad things have happened
but keep us calm,
keep us focused and don't
let us be angry and disappointed.
Pray for Love
make me love the people around me,
my mum, my dad,
and every one around me
unique or different,
love them all.
The Chaplaincy Team were comissioned at a special service in Clifton Cathedral along with 800 other children from Catholic Schools in our Diocese. Bishop Declan presented each child with a badge and a certificate and thanked them for helping him with his work.