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The Spiritual Life of the School

The school welcomes pupils of any faith or of none, and fosters mutual respect and understanding towards the beliefs and traditions of others. Pupils are encouraged to be reflective, questioning, thoughtful, and open minded in their encounters with religious and spiritual traditions. As in all areas of the life of the school the emphasis is on developing well balanced individuals who value all members of the community.

Within this philosophy the values, patterns and worship of the Christian tradition are a significant part of our inheritance at Warminster School.

On three mornings of the week we meet together as the whole school in the local Minster Church of St Denys for a short act of worship and reflection. Accompanied by the magnificent organ, we sing a hymn and listen to a Bible reading or brief talk by the Headmaster or the Chaplain. The reflection concludes with a prayer led by the chaplain.

The Minster is also the setting for annual school services on such occasions as Remembrance Day, the Christmas Carol Service and Speech Day.

In addition to the Minster Church, the school has its own smaller Chapel of St Boniface. Each Sunday during term time, all of the boarders meet here at 10.30 a.m. for a Morning Service lasting about 30 minutes. The service is conducted by the Chaplain with participation by pupils, and includes hymns, a Bible reading and reflection, and prayers. Twice a term Holy Communion is celebrated at this service.

Each year the Chaplain prepares a number of pupils for Confirmation in the Church of England. On completing their preparation the pupils join other Confirmation candidates in Salisbury Cathedral for a service conducted by the Bishop of Salisbury.

The School Chaplain, The Rev'd David Prescott, is a member of the teaching staff and is available as a priest and pastor to pupils throughout the school.

 

 

  

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