Faith Journey

Faith in the Gospel is at the heart of St Bede’s College. All that we do is rooted in Christian values, every pupil no matter their faith or background is welcomed into the heart of this Christian family.

The Gospel values permeate in every area of College life and pupils form part of that as one body, no one is left behind.

The Chaplaincy provision at St Bede’s College helps support the faith journey of each pupil at St Bede’s College. The journey of faith at St Bede’s College is one of accompaniment, inspired by Luke 24:15. We appreciate that each pupil has their own personal journey and at St Bede’s College we aim to provide opportunities for pupils to reflect and develop.

We focus on Salford Dioceses’ 5W’s Welcome, Word, Witness, Welfare and Worship to deliver a clear holistic mission.

All pupils during their time at St Bede’s College will lead prayer and worship, developing lifelong skills that can be taken into every area of their lives beyond the classroom. Pupil Chaplains in the College and Prep gain training in order to lead collective worship, developing their leadership skills and witness to others. Pupils take part in weekly hymn practice and are encouraged to be proud of their faith.

College Pupils are encouraged to put their faith into action with numerous charity events.
Sixth Form pupils are given opportunities to develop their understanding of self and their faith during the Alpha Course and Theology of the Body sessions. Pupils can go on Pilgrimage to Lourdes to help as volunteers for the sick pilgrims and see faith in action.

Alongside the daily prayer life of the College are masses for special occasions such as Feast days, Christmas and Easter.

Pupils are welcome to speak to the College Chaplain and College Priest for spiritual support.

Pupils have a well-developed level of spiritual understanding, strong sense of belonging.

Independent Schools Inspectorate Report, 2019