Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105
The Chaplaincy Team
As a chaplaincy team we offer spiritual and pastoral support to our Trinity Family. We are available for individuals who require additional support, comfort, space for reflection, a listening ear or someone to pray with them in times of crisis. We have bespoke chapel at our Primary Phase site and several prayer and reflection spaces at our secondary site.
Marie Buckley, Samantha Alder and Reader Paul lead the Chaplaincy Team.
Our Parish Churches and Local Partnerships
Our parish churches of the Good Shepherd (https://www.goodpeter.org.uk/ ) and St Swithun’s (https://www.saintswithuns.org.uk/) play an important role in our worship - Rev Bridget and Mother Juliet, our parish priests are deeply connected with worship both who are school governors – Rev Bridget Shepherd is a governor. Both have an active role within our school in relation to chaplaincy support, worships, Eucharists, church services and events such as the Christmas carol sing along.
Our pupils attend seasonal worships and celebrations during the school term.
Trinity Secondary School Parish Church
The Good Shepherd , Lee
The Church is led by Reverend Bridget, who is also one of our School Governors
Trinity Primary School Parish Church
Saint Swithun's, Hither Green
Our Primary pupils attend seasonal worships and celebrations during the school term. The Church is led by Reverend Juliet who is also a School Governor at Trinity CoE School
Our local partnerships have grown considerably, and we now have a variety of organisations, churches within our local parish and beyond that come in to support with our chaplaincy drop in service, our Christian Union and also our whole school worships at both sites. We hold regular meetings with local churches, leaders and organisations as a means of developing deep and meaningful long-lasting connections that benefit pupils and staff. Examples include Icthus churches, St Swithun’s, Good Shepherd, Greenwich Youth for Christ, Salvation Army, XLP, Steve Gurnett (OAC Ministries. OAC is a member of the Evangelical Alliance. He is also a leader at Charlton and Blackheath Christian Fellowship) and Andy Laws (independent church but affiliated with the FIEC. Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches). Many of them have come in and led half-termly collective worships across both sites and provide mentoring and assisting with extra curriculum clubs.
How do we support our Trinity family ?
- Chaplaincy lunch drop-in - this is run by a variety of youth leaders, vicars, pastors and priests.
- KS4 trip to Taize
- Primary pupils have weekly opportunities to read the Bible and write prayers with the Chaplain
- Active Pupil Faith Teams which meet weekly across both sites
- Monthly breakfast appreciation morning where we celebrate the hard work and dedication of our Trinity staff.
- 1-2-1 Chaplaincy support for teachers and pupils across both sites.
- Weekly Staff prayer group
- Half-termly parent’s prayer group
- Regular Chaplaincy stall at parents’ events
- Both staff and KS4 pupils have been trained to become Eucharistic ministers
Pupil Faith Team – What do they do?
We have an active pupil faith team at both the primary and secondary sites, pupils meet weekly to focus on worship, outreach and charity work. The faith team provides an opportunity for pupils to actively engage with their faith and demonstrate courageous advocacy in the local and national community.
Celebrating Inter-Faith week at Trinity Secondary 2022
- Creating and leading whole school worship – both phases
- Installing our prayers trees in the reception areas across both sites
- Created thank you cards for all members of staff with bespoke messages
- Helped design prayer cards for pupils and staff – created and distributed at both sites to support those who were anxious about their return
- Leading Remembrance Day Service
- Remembrance – poppy design created, printed and cut by the art and faith teams and distributed to the Good Shepherd Church
- Leading prayers/readings at our Eucharists and Church services
- Fundraise for AFRIL
- Fundraising for the Lent Call
- Create remembrance displays
- Launched and created the interfaith competition
- Worship ambassadors – Upper KS2 faith team support in weekly worships
- Supported with the ART/RE through school competition – linked with black history month. Some great winners and entries as seen in the newsletter.