Holy Rood's Chaplaincy Team
At Holy Rood School, we are fortunate enough to have our very own chapel which was blessed and opened by Bishop John Sherrington in 2013.
Meet our Chaplaincy Team
Chaplaincy Team 2021-2022
Jack, Bianka, Orla, Isla, Belle, Rosa, Erzsebet, Daneen, Alana, Amelka, Olivia, Florence, Jessica, Viktoria, Lacey, Tanya, Cian, Francesca, Olivia and Emma
What does the Holy Rood Chaplaincy Team do?
As part of their role, the chaplaincy team supports pupils across the whole school from EYFS to Year 6 in developing and deepening their faith. They regularly lead small group prayer during lunchtime. In addition to this, the chaplaincy team also read and share Bible stories with pupils and engage the whole school community in activities to enhance their understanding of God and their own faith.
On a termly basis, the chaplaincy team lead whole school assemblies on liturgical themes. On a half termly basis, the chaplaincy team support and lead a collective worship in the classroom. Further to this, during significant liturgical events in the year, such as Lent and Advent, the Chaplaincy team support pupils in developing their understanding of the importance of these by leading whole school acts of worship such as ‘The Walking Stations of the Cross’. Each year, at Harvest time, our chaplaincy team also organise our annual food collection for the Watford Food Bank.
Our Chaplaincy Team in Action - Prayer in our Community
Our Chaplaincy Team also take part in masses at our local parishes, within our academy (ASCAT) and special masses led in our parishes for our Chaplaincy Team. During these masses, different members of the Chaplaincy Team are presented with opportunities to read, lead the offertory, altar serve or be part of the choir for a mass.
Our Chaplaincy Team in Action - Leading Prayer
As part of our relationship with other schools in our academy, All Saints Catholic Academy Trust, we have been able to build and develop strong links with Deacon Liam, who is not only a member of staff at a school within our academy but also one of our Parish Deacons.
Deacon Liam visits our Chaplaincy Team every other week. During this time, our Chaplaincy Team and Deacon Liam work together to discuss and plan a bi-weekly ‘Taking Time with God’ meditation. The Chaplaincy Team then record and share this with the whole school so that all children from Nursery up to Year 6 can have some dedicated time each Wednesday to spend with God in another way outside of assembly, daily prayer and Acts of Collective Worship.
The children at Holy Rood thoroughly enjoy these moments of quietness, calmness and stillness.
Our Chaplaincy Team in Action - Leading Fundraising - Watford Foodbank
Our efforts to collect food for Watford Food Bank 2021
Our Chaplaincy Team in Action - Leading Fundraising - Rotary Shoebox Appeal
An event organised by a joint effort between our Chaplaincy Team and School Ambassadors. The many shoeboxes pictured were filled with items for those most in need by the wonderful donations of families at Holy Rood School - November 2021