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Catholic Life

Catholic Social Teaching - Child led prayer areas


Loving and Compassionate


Our Y6 children have been exploring how they can show our Jesuit Values this term

Community Food Bank

“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”
                                                         ― St. Therese of Lisieux
The Purpose of life is not to be happy… it is to love!  We have been focussing on St Therese of the Child Jesus.  In the eyes of St Therese, charity and love are the same thing, and through charity, you show love. 
This love was certainly evident in the St Mary’s community this week, as many families have donated to our weekly foodbank that our Chaplaincy team have created. 


This week chaplaincy have had their harvest festival, they had a huge pile of food donations from the school and their community. This Friday Dr Doyle will drive the food to the food bank. After the half term Chaplaincy is going to be digging deeper to find out what they can do to really help. They will be taking a trip to the food bank to help out.


In our school we have two Chaplaincy clubs. One is in Year 5 the other is in Year 6. The Year 5’s are the trainees, getting ready for the future. Year 6 Chaplaincy become commissioned, and may even meet the Bishop. In our school we take Chaplaincy as a pride. To be elected we had to send a detailed letter to Miss Dunt.  We are dedicated to Chaplaincy and are doing this to share our kindness and love. We are all really excited about the difference we can bring to our community this year.



By St Mary’s Chaplaincy Club

Junior Reporters – Peace Garden Transformation

Recently, our tired and slightly neglected Peace Garden underwent a major renovation. We wanted to ensure that this was a place that we could be proud of and be used by all year groups as a place of prayer and reflection. Our school bought many new and beautiful plants for our Peace Garden and some of our Chaplaincy team and staff stayed after school to arrange it.
Added to this garden were:
 A new bench
 New flowers, plants and bushes (the bushes were neatly trimmed)
 Slate instead of mud/dirt
 An archway (later we will add a statue of Mary, but it is not there currently)
There are still a few arrangements to be made, but over time we are sure to have a lovely new place to pray, and be at peace. 
We love our new Peace Garden

 We were blessed to witness the beauty of our Crowning of Mary service,  where we paid tribute to the virtues exemplified by the Virgin Mary. This special occasion served as a reminder of the importance of faith, love, and kindness in our lives. Just as Mary embraced her role with grace and humility, so too can we emulate her example and strive to 
make a positive impact on the lives of those around us. The Virgin Mary's unwavering faith and her profound ability to nurture and protect remind us of the immense power we hold as individuals and as a collective community