Chaplaincy

Welcome to our chaplaincy section.  Our chaplaincy team is led by Mrs Dickinson and Mrs Graham.

 Our  chaplains are Christina, Courtney, Amelia,  Dominic, Emilia, Claudia,  Anya & Lucy. 

 

Please pray for John Arnold

Installed as 11th Bishop of Salford on 8th December 2014

"Stay with us Lord on our Journey"

 

SAINT OF THE WEEK

                   Job - May 10

Job lived around 1500 in the land of Uz. 'A perfect and upright man'

He was stricken with misfortune which deprived him of everything including his health.

Job managed to accept everything as the will of God.

Happy Birthday to:   

           MAY         

  Wednesday 9th      Harriet - Year 6     

Saturday 12th           Lexi - Nursery        Charlotte - Year 3     Laila - Year 4

Tuesday 15th         Sienna - Nursery       Alex - Year 5

Wednesday 16th  Amelia - Year 3

Friday 18th              James - Year 1

Tuesday 22nd         Lynden - Reception

Thursday 24th        Alfie - Year 2      Max - Year 3

Friday 25th                Milly - Year 6

Saturday 26th          Ruby - Year 6

Sunday 27th             Millie-Mae - Reception       Marley - Year 4

Tuesday 29th           Evie - Year 4

Thursday 31st          Donovan - Year 4

           JUNE

Saturday 2nd           Charlie - Year 4

Sunday 3rd               Jay - Year 4

Tuesday 5th             Zach - Year 3

Thursday 7th           Zak - Year 1

Saturday 9th             James - Year 2

Sunday 10th              Akira - Year 3

                                                                 

 This week in our prayers we remember:     

        Julie

                         Ava's Mum                                                                                                         Terry's Mum

                                                           Flossie's Grandma                         Eliese's Dad Gareth

    

                                

                                             Year 3 children who started their  'Sacramental Journey' on Sunday 8th October

Where does the name Chaplain originate from?

The 11th of November, as well as being Remembrance Day is also the Feast Day of St Martin of Tours.  St Martin is special to the chaplaincy team because it is from him that the name chaplain originates.

 Martin was born in the year 316, he was a native of Sabaria, an ancient province of the Roman Empire which we now know as Hungary. His father was a senior officer in the Roman army. He was named after Mars, the god of war, meaning ‘the brave, the courageous’.

 The family moved to Pavia in Italy. When he was 15 being a son of an officer meant that he had to join the army himself.  While he was a soldier stationed in Gaul he experienced a vision.

He was at the gates of the city of Amiens with his soldiers when he met a scantily dressed beggar. He impulsively cut his own military cloak in half and shared it with the beggar.

That night he dreamed that Jesus came to him and returned the half cloak Martin had shared with him.  He heard Jesus say to the angels: “Here is Martin, the Roman soldier who is not baptised;  he had clad me.” When Martin woke his cloak was restored.  The miraculous cloak was preserved as a relic.

 The Latin word for “short cloak”, cappella in Latin, was extended to the people charged with preserving the cloak of St. Martin, the cappellani or “chaplains” .

The dream had such an impact on Saint Martin that he was baptised the next day and became a Christian. He decided to leave the army and became a monk near the city of Tours.

Martin worked for the conversion to Christianity of the people, making many preaching trips through western and central France. In the course of his work he became extremely popular, and in 371 became bishop of Tours; he refused to live in the city and instead founded a monastery for his residence a short distance outside the walls.

St Martin died on 8 November 397 at Candes, Tours, France of natural causes; by his request, he was buried in the Cemetery of the poor on 11 November 397.