Chaplaincy

All Hallows’ Chaplaincy

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The Chaplaincy is…

  • The mutual support we give to each other as we sincerely try to be a living Catholic Christian Community.
  • The presence of faith in our college in our values, words, deeds and worship
  • How we work together for the Common Good
  • The welcome we give to our visitors and the care we give to one another

Our aim is to be a Church college where matters of faith, service, worship and Christian values are at the heart of everything we do.

The aims and values of Chaplaincy are expressed in our motto, mission statement and values. The college Latin motto is ‘Christi Crux Est Mea Lux’ meaning ‘Christ crucified is my light’. We aim to help each other reflect on how Jesus’ death on a cross, and his resurrection sheds light on our lives. Our mission statement,  ‘Aspire not to have more but to be more’, is a reminder that it is who we become that really matters.  The five values of Honourable Purpose, Respect, Compassion, Co-operation and Stewardship are taken from the example of Jesus in the Gospels, and from the teachings of the Church.

You can read our full Mission Statement by clicking here

 

The Chaplaincy Team

photo-2The Chaplaincy Team is made up of members of staff, students and clergy who work together to provide the programme of prayer, retreats and away days, liturgy, action, and reflections on the meaning of faith. We are grateful for the support of our local Parish Priests for the regular celebration of Mass, seasonal Liturgies and the Sacrament of Reconciliation in our beautiful chapel (for smaller groups) the College Hall or St Alban’s Parish Church for larger groups. The Chaplaincy team is led by our Chaplains, Revd David Harrison, and Sr Susan Richert PBVM.  David is a married Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of Shrewsbury and his children have been educated in Catholic schools. Sr Susan is a Catholic Religious Sister, a member of the community of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Our most regular priest celebrants are Fr Peter Burke (Parish Priest, Macclesfield St Alban’s) and Fr Francis Mageean SDB (Parish Priest, Bollington St Gregory’s). We also pleased to have the support from the local Salesian community and other priests in the area as their commitments allow.

The Chapel

Community Mass in Term Time:  Friday 9.00am

The Chapel of All Hallows’ is a dedicated space for prayer, for the celebration of Mass and other Liturgies. Friday Mass is linked to St Alban’s and St Gregory’s Parishes and we are pleased to have parishioners join our staff and students. Parents are very welcome to join us for this Mass.  The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the Tabernacle to assist our prayer. Local parishioners work with the RE team to help students learn about and pray the Stations of the Cross (Lent) and the Rosary (May).  Staff and student prayer groups meet in the chapel.

Chaplaincy Contact Details Mrs Michelle Garvey, Assistant Headteacher (Catholic Ethos) Revd David Harrison (Chaplain) Sr Susan Richert (Chaplain).