Chaplaincy work at ASA is led by our full-time Chaplain, Reverend Anne Richards.
Working closely with a team of people, regular activities exploring Christianity, leadership of Collective Worship, and pastoral care all come under the umbrella of chaplaincy.
The chaplaincy team support the development of the Christian values of trust, love and community, across the academy but more specifically through providing time and space for students who are having a difficult time personally.
Chaplaincy also provides a focus for staff through ‘Thought for the Week’. The chaplaincy team in collaboration with other colleagues and the local church, lead responses to events in our community life, such as major festivals and ‘Remembrance’.
The Chaplain is also available to listen to staff and parents in a confidential capacity.
The academy chapel and chaplaincy office provides a focus for this work and a space for staff and students to pray, think, reflect and talk, as well as offering a space for a weekly service of Holy Communion.
*Thought for the Day*
Throughout Lockdown, Rev. Anne posted daily videos with a thought and a prayer (see below). All videos can be found at; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-pp5eeV6FubN8q779ldTeQ/videos