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Bishop Ellis Catholic

Primary School

I have come that you may have life - life in all its fullness (John 10:10)

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The Role of a Chaplain

The role of a chaplain at Bishop Ellis includes the following:


  • to help the school to develop as a community of faith.
  • to encourage the children to live out their faith in daily life.
  • to develop good relationships within and beyond the school community.
  • to support liturgy, prayer and the spiritual life of the school.
  • to involve other children in fundraising for charities.
  • to support the school in living out its Values and Mission Statement.


In order to fulfil these roles, our chaplaincy team:


  • helps to prepare and lead masses, liturgies and assemblies on a regular basis.

  • assists in organising charity fund-raising events, when necessary.
  • provides a ‘Thought for the Week’ which is displayed in each classroom.
  • suggests ideas for new R.E. resources.
  • works with other chaplaincy teams.
  • promotes gospel values and helps others to understand how we can best use them in our everyday lives.
  • produces termly chaplaincy newsletters for the children and staff.