Pupil Chaplaincy Team

Pupil Chaplaincy Team 2023-2024

St Thomas' 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 Headteacher and Pupil Voice Leader.


The roles of the Pupil Chaplaincy team include the following:-

  • To help the school to grow as a community of faith.
  • To encourage the pupils to live their faith in daily living.
  • To support Liturgy, prayer and the spiritual life of the school.
  • To continue to develop strong links with the Parish.
  • To support the school in its Mission Statement

 St John Southworth Catholic Academy Trust Pupil Chaplain Retreat Day 

Three members of the Pupil Chaplaincy Team, joined with other pupils from St John Southworth Catholic Academy Trust (SJSCAT) for the first ever Pupil Chaplin Retreat day.
They were welcomed into Westminster Cathedral by SJSCAT Lay Chaplain, Caroline Moulinet and cathedral staff and given a brief history about the building. After listening to a detailed account of St John Southworth's life, the pupils were guided through the Cathedral and were able to see the crypts, the chapel of St Thomas of Canterbury and where the mortal remains of Saint John Southworth are kept. 
The children then had a session to discuss the Trust's values of, ‘Dignity, Service and Perseverance' and how as chaplains, they can model and uphold these values in their schools.

Lunchtime Rosary Group

The Pupil Chaplaincy Team prepared and led lunchtime Rosary prayer sessions to honour Our Mother Mary.