A new service called ‘Praise in the Nave’ – an informal service with contemporary worship songs - was introduced last year and is proving very popular and will be happening in chapel at least once every term. Confirmation is offered at the school within the Anglican and Roman Catholic traditions. We regularly have 50 students who attend confirmation preparation classes.
All Stoics come to whole-School Chapel where inclusion, openness and prayerful encounter is clear. We actively encourage students to take part in leading House chapels, taking part in sketches and creative readings, readings and prayers. This year we have introduced ‘Chapel Sing’ on Friday mornings where students learn new hymns and contemporary songs in a fun way. The School Choir is of a very high standard and sings an anthem or song each Sunday that follows the theme of the service. The magnificent organ is played by our Chapel Organist and organ students, and is regularly joined by the Chapel Brass ensemble to lead the community in song.
All celebrations and commemorations are grounded in Christian Faith, whilst seeking both to be spiritually-encouraging and yet down-to-earth.
The Revd Tim Mullins, BA Durham, Cert Theology, Oxford