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Worship

Prayer is an important element of our daily routine in Springhill. Daily collective worships are themed around God Matters and key dates in the calendar. These are a variety of whole Key Stage Collective Worships and class based ones which are often led by Prayer Leaders who have been chosen by the teachers.

During Lent, there are opportunities to pray the Stations of the Cross whilst in May and October, the Rosary is shared at break times for those who wish to join.

Our School Prayer Booklet can be found below.

Little Prayer House

We have created a 'Little Prayer House' in the school grounds. This provides a calm, focussed oasis for prayer and reflection as a class or small group. Some of the older children hold a prayer group for younger classes during their break times which currently happen on Fridays with Year 5 leading Year 1.

During this Year of Mercy, please feel free to visit our Prayer House before and after school, where you and your children can share a flower or mercy and/or write a prayer in our Book of Prayerful Intentions.

 

Year Group Chaplains

 

Year Group Priest
Foundation

Deacon Andy Philpott

City Centre

1

Father Tomy Chirackalmanavalan

City Centre

2

Father Antony Gatt

Immaculate Conception

3

Mgr. Vincent Harvey

St. Joseph and St. Edmund

4

Father David Sillince

St. Boniface

5

Deacon Andy Philpott

City Centre

6

Father Ross Bullock

St. Joseph and St. Edmund

 

 

Along with all the other schools in the Diocese, we recently joined the Bishop for the Good Shepherd Mass at Portsmouth Cathedral. During the Mass, we handed over a certificate showing how much we had raised for our Lenten collection. This year, our charity was CAFOD and we supported their “Make a Splash!” campaign.

“Mass was very enjoyable and I liked it when all the schools were carrying their banners because we got to see all of the different schools.” - Freya

 

Southampton Pastoral Area - Central & West

Springhill works closely with Monsignor Vincent Harvey and Father Tomy Chirackalmanavalan, from our local parish, and Deacon Andy Philpott.

 

St Joseph’s and St Edmund’s is our local parish and we make visits to St Edmund’s Church as part of their R.E. curriculum and also celebrate Mass with the community. On the feast day of St Peter and St Paul (29th June) every year, the whole school celebrates Mass together in the church.

In addition to this parish, we also have strong links with the parishes of St Boniface and Immaculate Conception and both Fr David Sillince and Fr Antony Gatt.

All of our priests contribute to chaplaincy meetings and provide worship and celebrations for us in addition to supporting our RE curriculum.

 

Another valuable addition are the Dominican sisters from Sway who run a weekly club, Fanning the Flame, in school on a Friday.