“It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me” (Galatians 2:20)
Welcome to the Corpus Christi Pupil Chaplaincy page.
Here we aim to show you the great work that we do as Pupil Chaplains at Corpus Christi.
We will update you regularly on what it means to be a Pupil Chaplain at Corpus Christi and our role in furthering and enriching the spiritual and moral life of the school.
At Corpus Christi, we have a team of eighteen dedicated Pupil Chaplains who promote the Catholic Ethos our school. Our Pupil Chaplains consist of children from our Year 5 & 6 cohort.
Pupil Chaplains at Corpus Christi have a high profile in our school. Each one of the Pupil Chaplains apply for this important role and are interviewed by our Parish Priest and Pupil Chaplain leaders. Following the interview, the Pupil Chaplains are commissioned by our Parish Priest in Church during our start of year Mass, which is attended by the whole school, families of the new Pupil Chaplains, and our school and parish community.
Our Pupil Chaplains are a very dedicated team who have a vital role in enhancing the Religious Life of our school. Their roles include delivering class prayer and liturgy, leading prayers and reflections in assemblies and Liturgical events, planning and delivering our school broadcast, and supporting charities and fundraising events. They are excellent role models for the younger pupils in our school. They also run a weekly prayer and liturgy, Friday prayer group for our EYFS and KS1 children.
The role of a Pupil Chaplain in any community is to care for that which is most important, most treasured and precious to that community. In our Catholic schools it is our faith in Jesus Christ that is the most important constituent.
Our role at Corpus Christi is to serve as members of a Chaplaincy Team to support the Catholic Life of the School. As Pupil Chaplains, will be entrusted with the responsibility of:
Giving joyful witness of Christ in their school – missionary disciples.
Providing support in the delivery of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils across the curriculum.
Peer pastoral care – building on the good practice in your school.
Assisting with the delivery and development of the prayer life of the school supporting assemblies, worship, class prayer times and prayer groups.
Assisting with developing and leading retreat experiences for pupils.
Developing and leading social justice activities in your school.
Developing the use of the sacred spaces and areas, including the prayer garden and peace garden.
Being present on parents and opening evenings to help with the welcome of all the community.
Developing outreach work and supporting local, national and international charities – Caritas Diocese of Salford, Cafod: working for change – being the change makers.