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Chaplaincy

At Mount Kelly we seek to offer a well-rounded education which includes an awareness and nurturing of the spiritual dimension of life. Mount Kelly, surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscape in Britain, is a wonderful place to cultivate such awareness.

Our Church of England foundation means we are a Christian school connected with the church across England, giving us access to a variety of ministers and bishops whose preaching has enriched our chapel services. The musical dimension is invaluable with pupils and the choir singing and appreciating the many popular hymns and anthems. Soloists also play in our services giving more space for reflection. Our readings  provide a helpful overview of the Bible, as well as enhancing the cultural literacy of our pupils. The talks on Monday are mainly Christian in focus. Fridays alternate between 'Thought for the Day'  and House chapel giving pupils, members of staff and outside speakers the opportunity to speak about a variety of topics that might inspire and challenge our pupils.  

In addition to weekly chapel there are more formal services. Mid-week Holy Communions give pupils the opportunity to experience the heart of Anglican worship, Harvest Festival gives an insight into rural life, farming and fruitfulness and Carols by Candlelight, a particularly evocative service, when the College comes together to enjoy an intimate experience of Christmas worship.

Outside chapel, visiting groups bring new perspectives to our life here. Sport is much loved at Mount Kelly so 'Christians in Sport' come and provide the pupils with the opportunity to reflect on competition, values and enjoyment both at amateur and elite level.

For those wanting to learn about the Christian faith we have a seekers group that looks at the Big Questions of Life from a Christian perspective. For those wanting to affirm their faith we offer confirmation into the Church of England. For those seeking to grow in the Christian faith, there is a Junior and Senior Christian Union that meet once a week to week to reflect on passages from the Bible, pray together and reflect on contemporary issues.

Finally as a chaplaincy team we want to support both  the staff and pupils as well as the spiritual life of the school. The chaplain is available to meet with any pupil who wants support and the chaplaincy team meets weekly to pray for the school.

Rev. Richard Bache