At Christ the King we believe Chaplaincy is a whole school responsibility therefore everyone is invited to share their faith, gifts and talents for the good of all.
We have a dedicated team made up of our parish priest, Fr Pat O’Neill, children, teaching staff, parents, governors and members of our parish who represent our faith community. The children on our team are elected to represent their class, bringing to meetings the views of their peers.
In the School Chaplaincy Guidelines produced by the Diocese of Middlesbrough, Bishop Terence Patrick refers to Catholic schools as ‘Beacons of Hope’ where the Gospel can be lived out. Through our Chaplaincy work we encourage our children to be beacons of hope for those around us. This can take many forms, including: our prayers for those less fortunate than ourselves and those who strive to make life better for them, the practical things we can do by giving to charities and the links we can build and strengthen between our homes, schools and parish.
Our Chaplaincy team support the Catholic Life of school by taking a leading role in planning and preparing liturgies which celebrate the Liturgical year and taking care of our sacred spaces around school.