The Chaplaincy is open to staff and students throughout the day. It is a welcoming space where students can relax and spend time away from the stresses of college life. Students can play board games, chat to friends and there is always time for a cup of tea! There is also space for students to work during their study periods.
The Chaplaincy exists to serve our students and staff, and witnesses to our mission statement, that “the person and teaching of Christ” is at the centre of college life. By living out this mission, the Chaplaincy supports the whole college community, welcoming and showing love to all, regardless of an individual’s faith.
Through involvement in the Chaplaincy, our students can get involved in charity and outreach work, seeking to put our “Leadership in Service” motto into action in the local community. There are opportunities for students to explore and develop their faith through courses like Sycamore, as well as opportunities for Sacramental preparation.
We have a full-time Chaplain at St Charles who is available for anyone who needs a listening ear. Whether our students or staff have concerns about their college, home or spiritual life, the Chaplain’s door is always open!
The Chaplain’s office is in the Chaplaincy – pop in if you want to speak to him!
If you’d like to get in contact with our Chaplain, his email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next to the Chaplaincy, at the heart of our college, we have our Chapel, where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved.
The Chapel is a place where both students and staff can come throughout the day for quiet prayer, to light a candle, or to just sit and be still. It is a beautiful part of our College!
Every morning there is prayer in the Chapel, open to both staff and students. And each Friday we have an extended period of Adoration.
Each year the Chaplaincy takes students away on retreat to St Cassian’s Centre in Kintbury, a Catholic retreat centre in West Berkshire.
The open countryside and relaxed environment allows our students to be still, take stock and grow closer to God, without the distractions of everyday life.
“Kintbury was an amazing experience, it helped me develop and grow closer to God”.