Collective Worship

As a Church of England school, we believe that worship is central to the daily life of the school and girls take part in an act of Christian worship every day. This happens in different ways; in tutor groups, alongside the rest of their year group and also with several year groups together.  These are mainly led by members of staff or by pupils but we also welcome speakers from local churches or from  or organisations of interest to the girls.

Our worship is rooted in the Anglican tradition and usually includes the opportunity to sing together, to pray, to read or hear Scripture and to reflect on a theme.  This time, set apart from the normal routine, reminds girls of the Christian heritage of the school, reinforces our community life and gives them an opportunity to reflect on their beliefs and their experience of the world around them.

Our Chaplain
Revd Caroline Newbold is our school chaplain.  Formerly a teacher now an Anglican priest, she works in school 3 days a week and her role includes resourcing Collective Worship, organising school services, encouraging Christian groups within the school, liaising with local churches and outside groups, and offering pastoral support to pupils and staff. She is also Associate Minister at St Stephen's Ealing. Revd Caroline can be contacted by email chaplain@ladymargaret.lbhf.sch.uk

St Dionis
The school has a special relationship with St Dionis, our local parish church, located just 150 metres away, across Parsons Green.  It is the venue for school services throughout the year and these are usually led by our school chaplain with support from the vicar, Revd Tim Stilwell as well as other local clergy and youth workers.

 


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