"The chapel is in the heart of their school and pupils welcome the opportunity this space presents to be still, quiet, reflective and aware of the needs of others." (ISI Report 2023)
The Chapel of St Michael and St George
Our beautiful Chapel was built in 1931 to commemorate the Wellington Old Boys who gave their lives in The Great War. Built by the old to remember the young, the chapel is used today by both young and old alike: and all members of our school community are most welcome.
At Wellington, our chapel worship aims to blend both old and new; contemporary and traditional. It is broadly Christian, yet also makes space for members of our community who come from other faiths or none.
Senior students attend worship once a week, and the Chaplain leads an act of worship in the Prep School fortnightly. In chapel we aim to balance fun and tradition to convey a message of hope in all we do.
There are other chapel services throughout the term as well; including more informal family and friends services, as well evensong and compline, ably led by the Chapel Choir.
As well as these regular chapel services we also mark other festivals throughout the year; for example we commemorate Remembrance with our Armistice service, and celebrate Christmas with three incredibly popular Carol Services. In the Prep School we celebrate Harvest, and their Easter service and Easter bonnet parade have gone down in School history.
Other Chapel Activities
In addition to chapel services, our Chaplain oversees the schools charitable giving, leading the school’s charity committee and championing the school’s nominated charities.
She regularly visits the Pre-Prep school where she enjoys sharing Bible stories with our school community’s youngest students; and every Tuesday lunch time she runs a Christian Union club for any Senior students who wish to come along and explore the Christian faith at a deeper level - over a piece of cake!
Our chaplain is available to provide pastoral care to students, staff and parents who need to talk and to be listened to. She is available to listen to all on an individual basis, and also to provide a quiet space for members of our school community who need time to reflect. Her door is always open for those who need space, an ear, or simply a cup of tea and a chat.