Chaplaincy and The Well

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The Well is the centre for The New Sixth chaplaincy team and is an important part of the spiritual and pastoral support on offer in The New Sixth. Sixth form students are very welcome to visit before school, during break and at lunchtimes. The Well is your common room with a difference in that there will be chaplains available to offer informal support, friendship and guidance.

The chaplains offer a programme of activities and retreats to invite you to continue to engage in the spiritual journey in a way which speaks to young people. The chaplains come from a range of Christian backgrounds and work together to provide a caring, welcoming, inclusive and stimulating environment.

We hope that sixth formers will take part in the planning of activities in The Well and form a student chaplaincy team.

Worship

The New Sixth is a Christian sixth form and we expect all our sixth formers to respect the basic Christian values we hold dear. In tutor time you will be invited to take part in prayers and assemblies will have a Christian content and context.

We appreciate that sixth formers will be in very different places in their life and faith journey, so there is no sense of ‘compulsion’ about any aspects of Christian belief, just an understanding that what we stand for will be supported and valued.

From time to time there will be whole school Masses at Saint Gregory’s which sixth formers are warmly invited to attend. We hope that sixth formers, working with the chaplains, will play an active role in preparing liturgies.