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St Thomas More

Catholic School

School Chapel 

Our school Chapel is the focal point of the spiritual life of the school and is open to all, being staffed every lunchtime and during break. The Rosary is said there through the month of October and the Chapel holds regular, weekly, sessions of reflection, Bible reading and prayer. Pupils can leave requests for prayer in the library at break-time.

The Angelus is said during our “Moment for Jesus”, a daily moment of reflection at 2pm. There is also a lunchtime video club every Thursday and voluntary Mass every Wednesday morning.

Prayer life is very important to our school and pupils are expected to respect these moments of reflection with a reverential attitude. Every day there are numerous opportunities for prayer and reflection: assemblies; Form Tutor time; at the beginning of every lesson; in the Chapel.

Many pieces of our Chapel furniture have been gifted to the school by former pupils. Our altar chairs were donated by the family of Reuben Varughese, a former pupil who became a doctor but then sadly died when he was still young.

The altar was built by a former teacher, Mr Warren, and was dedicated by Cardinal Basil Hume when he visited the school in 1992.

Our prayer cushions were made by Year 8 students in Design and Technology in 2009 and the Chapel was fully refurbished in 2015.