The Chaplaincy in Bishop Justus seeks to make Christ present in our school through worship, pastoral care and our wider connections with church and community.
- The Chaplain is the Reverend Juliet Donnelly who supports the spiritual welfare of students and staff
- The Chapel is on the first floor and is available for quiet contemplation and prayer for all students and staff
School worship provides the focus for the school community’s belief and value systems. At Bishop Justus we have worship for 20 minutes every morning. Worship is inclusive, structured and vibrant. It enhances the spiritual, moral, emotional, intellectual and social life of the school. Many of our students are able worship leaders and they are actively encouraged to lead and plan worship.
The Eucharist, or Communion, is a central act of worship in the Church of England and is celebrated in school regularly for each year group. We also have a weekly Tuesday lunchtime Eucharist in the chapel.
Working within the wider team of pastoral care established in Bishop Justus students can meet with our Chaplain to discuss such issues as bereavement; spiritual concerns and faith questions; as well as other concerns or worries. The Chaplain also supports the pastoral needs of staff within the school.
At Bishop Justus we have a fantastic Faith in Action program which focuses on 6 different charities in the year. Through our worship program we raise funds and awareness for our nominated charities. Many other Faith in Action projects are led by students and staff and these are encouraged within the school ethos.
As a Christian community we are well connected with our local churches. We have a dedicated team of clergy and youth workers from our local churches who come in to school to lead worship. As well as this many of our local Youth Workers mentor students every week.
Different chaplaincy groups, retreats and confirmation classes are organised at various times and are run by the chaplain with the support of many of our local youth workers.