Chaplaincy at St. Bernard's

The Catholic ethos is at the core of life at St. Bernard's. Each school day begins and ends with a prayer, and weekly mass, led by registration groups, is celebrated in the school's Chapel. School assemblies run weekly in House groups creating a sense of pride and belonging. At key points in the year, whole school and House liturgies celebrate our Catholicity and the liturgical seasons.

Tammy Neal is the 'School Chaplaincy Co-ordinator'. A 'School Chaplain' is a safe person for young people to connect with at school, providing a listening ear, caring presence, and message of hope. As Chaplain, Tammy offers assistance to students and staff as they explore their spirituality and provides guidance on religious and ethical matters. She also offers support to anyone struggling with family problems, friendship issues, peer pressure, bullying, depression bereavement and other crisis and loss situations.

As School Chaplain Tammy organises positive, fun activities for young people both in and out of school helping to foster a supportive, caring school community. These include school retreats prayer groups and fundraising activities for local, national and world wide charities. Some of the charities we have supported this year are Cafod, Rotherham Hospice, Safe@ Last, Lesotho Project, Bluebell Wood Hospice and the Lourdes Fund