Chaplaincy and charity are an integral part of the experience for students at Saint Augustine’s. There is a Chaplaincy Team that students can join - we welcome students from all faiths together with those who maybe on a journey of discovering their faith. This body of students support the liturgical life of the school by helping at whole school Masses, reading, art work, pupil voice on Catholic Life and monitoring the consistency of Catholic Life across the school. There are numerous trips that the Chaplaincy Team can be involved with: Soli House, St Chad's, Diocesan Chaplaincy Masses as well as pilgrimages.
St Francis of Assisi famously said that it was the duty of every Christian to preach the Gospel and when necessary use words! By this of course he meant that preaching the Gospel is achieved through acts of love and charity. Pupils have so many opportunities to get involved with charity. Sponsored events, form fundraisers, car washes, bag backing, sleep outs, food bank collections, cake sales... the list goes on and on. In the Sixth Form there is also the opportunity to volunteer in taking part in our bi-annual blood donation campaigns during Advent and Lent.
The school organises both internal and external retreats for students across the year groups to attend. During June each year, we take a group of Y9 and Y10 students to Alton for a period of reflection. See photos of the trip HERE.