Our Chapel

We are very pleased to say that we now have a chapel in school, after recent building works meant that we are able to restructure a part of the school, so that we have now got a chapel, which can seat 60 people.  It has been named Saint Patrick’s Chapel after a staff vote and was recently blessed by Bishop Patrick, when he visited the school for a pastoral visit.  The chapel, the altar and the Lectern were all blessed in a short service which was attended by pupils, staff and governors and where are choir led the celebrations with their beautiful sound.

The chapel will be used by all year groups across the academic year and offers a place of peace and quiet reflection for anyone in school.  We recognise that we are very lucky to have such an important ‘sacred space’ and intend to use it to its fullest.

The art work in the chapel has been designed by current pupils.  The stained glass windows have been created as part of a year 7 project, which involved a research project on St Peter and St Paul’s church; each window is a different part of the church and it demonstrates the intrinsic link between the school and the church.  Year 9 pupils have completed stunning chalk drawings of the ‘Beatitudes’ and these are at the back of the chapel.  We are also in the process of creating some ‘Stations of the Cross’ which will be installed in the near future.  We also have a wall which displays the Catholic Life of the school and includes a range of art work and prayers created by current pupils.