Spirituality at Sherborne School
"...that we, being rooted and grounded in love, may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and breadth and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge..." (Ephesians 3:18f)
There has been been a Christian place of worship on the school's site since 705AD when St Aldhelm founded the Cathedral which was later to become Sherborne Abbey, housing a community of Benedictine monks.
Sherborne School is an Anglican foundation but we nurture and encourage the Christian faith of all traditions and denominations carefully and seriously.
Sherborne caters for a thriving Christian Union, 'Crossfire', which meets regularly. Arrangements are made for Roman Catholic pupils to attend Mass with pupils at Leweston School.
The work of the Chaplain the team, embraces all religious persuasions and every degree of faith. We are driven by a deeply held Christian conviction that all people are loved by God without reservation, whether they profess a religious commitment or not at all.
A Typical Chapel week:
20.15 Whole School Abbey Service
|Tuesday:||08.15 Junior Chapel (Years 3, 4, 5)|
08.15 Voluntary Chapel Prayers (with Bacon Rolls!)
21.00 Candlelit Eucharist in School Chapel
Senior Chapel: Eucharist, Guest Speaker and a Meal on Tuesday or Thursday (fortnightly) 18.00
For further details contact The Chaplain, Rev'd Lindsay Collins: firstname.lastname@example.org
Confirmation classes commence from October for boys in the fourth form and above and a healthy range of boys from all year groups proceed to this special service that is held annually in early February.
Each House has a Chapel Warden who will encourage the boys to House Eucharist, voluntary services throughout the week, and oversee any pastoral issues that may surface within the house community.
Although the Chaplain leads and preaches most of the time, there is ample support from the teaching staff, while guest preachers are regular on Sundays at the whole school service. Furthermore the high standard of the Choir does much to enrich our worship twice per week.
Pastorally the Chaplaincy is one of a variety of avenues for boys to discuss personal matters as we offer round the clock support throughout the week. Pastoral visits to each house happens weekly culminating in a House Communion or Compline.
Charitable Giving: The Chaplaincy has established 7 strong links abroad and at home that we support not only with our giving of money but of time and energy. Boys have visited and contributed to these links in Ecuador, South Africa, Rwanda, Kenya, Sri-Lanka and London and over £20,000 was raised for our links last year.