St Patrick's R C Primary School

Learn. Grow. Shine.

G.I.F.T Chaplaincy Team


In January 2024, the following children were enrolled as the new G.I.F.T. Chaplains  – Leo, Rosie, Hephzibah, James, Lacey, Zak, Stewart, Scarlett and Beatrice.  We joined Father Philip and parents in a special Holy Mass of thanks for the work of the outgoing chaplains and asking God to support our incoming team in their mission this year.

These new chaplains had previously prepared and presented to Mrs Hindley and Year 4 a short presentation on why they would like to be on the G.I.F.T chaplaincy team at St Patrick’s.

G.I.F.T stands for Growing in Faith Together.  All the children will work as a team to support and develop the Catholic life of the school and the 5 Ws -Welcome, Word, Witness, Welfare and Worship.

They will support parish events, help to prepare and take part in Masses and suggest charitable fundraising.

This year, Mrs. Wright has generously agreed to support the children.  Thank you Mrs. Wright!

During Lent 2024, the children have decided to raised funds for CAFOD and also for School of Sanctuary.  They decided to ask the whole school to participate in a silent sponsored walk in solidarity with refugees.  They have made posters to advertise this event and we are very proud of their efforts.

Information about the type of events and activities that previous years' GIFT Chaplains got up to is listed below: