Buddhist Chaplain visits Sherborne

John Bayley, the Buddhist Chaplain at HMP Verne (now IRC Verne) visited Sherborne School on Monday 15th May. John spoke to the whole of the Fourth Form about his time as a Buddhist Chaplain in prison and how Buddhism had impacted upon his life and the lives of prisoners over the years. This is the first year that pupils have had to study Buddhism as part of the GCSE syllabus and it was very helpful in beginning to understand how Buddhist beliefs and teachings might be understood and put into practise. The talk was very warmly received by the Fourth Form who were able to ask questions based on their learning over the past two terms. 

Reverend Nicholas Mercer