At Saint Mary’s, we are incredibly lucky to have our own school chaplain, Mrs O’Leary. Mrs O’Leary has worked at our school for many years as a Teaching Assistant and more recently also taking on the role of chaplain. With her wealth of experience as well as with passion and dedication, she leads our school chaplaincy team and Mini Vinnies group.

We are also fortunate to benefit from additional support provided by our Hub Lay Chaplain, Mrs Wright, who visits our school every Wednesday. Mrs Wright works with our chaplaincy team to record a ‘Word of the Week’ video which is shared in classrooms each Monday, and she also leads our CAFOD Live Simply project in school.

Mrs O’Leary and Mrs Wright regularly work together on projects too and are always delighted to see how willing our pupils are to engage with a variety of activities such as fundraising efforts, prayer clubs and art projects.

It is always a joy to share in special occasions and events with our hub family and wider CMAT community. For example, we enjoyed meeting representatives from all of the schools within the Our Lady of Lourdes Multi-Academy Trust in Lincoln in October 2023 for our own Trust Synod. We took part in a day of discussion with an emphasis on listening and reflection. Pupils from our school also took part in the Bidding Prayers during the closing liturgy on the day. As a direct result of our CMAT Synod, we have pledged to introduce a break buddy system on our playground to promote inclusivity and to ensure that every child feels welcomed and valued at our school.

We are privileged to also be able to access Chaplaincy support from our Director of Chaplaincy and Lead Lay Chaplains. You can find more chaplaincy resources by clicking here.

Our Chaplaincy Team

Check back soon to watch our ‘Introducing our Chaplaincy Team’ video.