Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy

At Wellington the Christian values of love, service and care are paramount.  We want each child to understand his or her ability to make a difference, as well as their responsibilities.

Each week our School Chaplain leads an assembly in the Prep School, providing a clear spiritual and moral focus.  We also are privileged to make great use of our superb school chapel, the Chapel of St Michael and St George.  The chapel is the focal point for our Harvest, Christmas, Easter and Commemoration services, which are fundamentally important aspects of Prep School life.
 
Our assemblies focus on strong moral themes each week, which are developed across our School.  Common themes are revisited, such as dealing with changes, anti-bullying and our wider responsibilities as individuals.
 
The Chaplaincy exists to assist all members of school in their search for meaning and purpose in life. Whilst the Chaplaincy is Christian and based on the practice of the Church of England, the Chaplain aims to put all students in touch with their spirituality, however expressed.

Our School Chaplain, Justine Richards, originally trained as a teacher, but since her ordination has ministered on Exmoor and the West Somerset Coast, in both Anglican and Methodist Churches. She worked with the Exmoor youth project during her curacy in Dulverton and as minister and Children and Families Worker, with the West Somerset Circuit.