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Chapel Life

Trinity School's Chapel is central to the spiritual life of the whole school community.

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Regular Chapel services are taken by the school's Chaplain with considerable contributions from staff, pupils and visiting speakers.

Gathering together as a school community for worship is a key part of the life of Trinity School.

The Chapel programme intentionally mixes year groups so as to promote whole school unity and cohesion.

Chapel services follow a fortnightly pattern as follows:

'Green Week'

Monday: the Sixth Form.

Tuesday: Key Stages 3 and 4.

Wednesday: the Sixth Form.

Thursday: Key Stage 3.

Friday: 'Celebration' service for Key Stages 3 and 4 and the Sixth Form led by the Headmaster.

'Purple Week'

Monday: Tutorial for Key Stages 3 and 4 and the Sixth Form.

Tuesday: Key Stage 3.

Wednesday: Key Stage 4 and the Sixth Form.

Thursday: Hymn practice for Key Stages 3 & 4 and the Sixth Form.

Friday: 'Celebration' service for Keys Stages 3 and 4 and the Sixth Form led by the Headmaster.

There is hymn practice every other week led by our Head of Music, Mrs Rachael Arkell. This includes the students learning new songs ranging from traditional hymns to modern Christian songs.

Week day services typically comprise of prayers, a bible reading, a song and a short reflection often using visual aids and media to help students connect with the theme being explored.

The boarding community have a broad and varied diet of Sunday worship experience including services in the Chapel and local churches which together represent a cross section of traditions.

The main Christian festivals, times and seasons are celebrated in Chapel and students as well as staff are encouraged to participate and contribute to services where appropriate. There are regular form assemblies which is an opportunity for a form group to work together to present their ideas and thoughts to other year groups on an aspect of the current whole school theme.

The Chaplaincy promotes fortnightly themes (for example 'Charity,' 'Justice' or 'Hope') for the whole school (Nursery, Prep and Senior School) to reflect on. These themes are explored in form tutorial time and in Chapel services from a Christian perspective.

Whilst Trinity's Chapel is a place of prayer, worship and reflection the Chaplaincy seeks to foster an informal approach to Chapel services and to enable the Christian Gospel to be relevant and accessible for all.

Holy Communion is celebrated by Revd Jonathon and Mass is celebrated by Father Mark (a local Roman Catholic priest) at least once in each school term.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 (Pictured 'The Last Supper' by Leonardo Da Vinci) 

 

 

 

 

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