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On one level all adults in the school are part of Chaplaincy because they all provide for the educational, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing of our students which is chaplaincy in it’s widest sense.

We offer a huge variety across the School and College within our Chaplaincy Team. You can find out more about this in the information below.

‘God is love and he who lives in love lives in God, and God lives in him.’ (I John 4:16)

What we do and how you can get involved...

Faith in Action Awards

We run the Faith in Action Awards here at Newman. These are very special award you can earn through your acts of caritas and service in school and in your local community. It works a bit like the Duke of Edinburgh award - you can earn Bronze, Silver and Gold.

For further information please speak to Jane Noble (Chaplain) on

Chapel Choir

We meet every Friday lunchtime in the Chapel. In 2023, we were invited to sing at several special services, including at Arundel Cathedral.

Open the Book

A group of year 9 students are trained to deliver bible stories as part of assemblies in our local primary schools. We witness our faith in our community by telling God’s Word in a fun and enjoyable way!

Caritas in Action

The Chaplaincy Team supports caritas in action and Catholic Social Teaching by getting involved in many different ways to raise awareness, money and action in supporting local and global charities.

Foody Fridays

The Chaplaincy Team would like to remind you to bring in Food or toiletries for our local Food Bank as the demand for food and basic toiletries are urgently needed. Please bring items in on Fridays and place them in the black box which is located outside the Chapel.

Thank you for your support!

Catholic Schools | Youth Ministry

We will soon be launching an after school club for our young people to gather, play games, share snacks and talk about their faith.

Cardinal Newman Catholic School | One World

Celebrating our Multi-Cultural Newman Family...join us at lunchtimes on Mondays to celebrate and share your culture, language and experiences.

All welcome.

Schools & Youth | Off the Fence Hubs

Come and join the Off the Fence Hubs at break times on Wednesdays. There will be lots of games, snacks and fun.

Tackling Anxiety Together

Anxiety if something we all experience. If you feel you would like some strategies to deal with anxiety then please speak to your PAM as we run a group to support and offer help with this.

Weekly Celebration of Mass

Join us for the celebration of the Eucharist every Thursday from 8.00-8.25am - everyone is welcome!

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

We take part in HCPT Pilgrimage to Lourdes at easter and Arundel & brighton Diocesan Pilgrimage in July. We invite any students in Year 9 and above to join us in this life-changing opportunity.

Arundel Pilgrimage Walk

Every year we take part in our Diocesan Secondary Schools Pilgrimage walk to Arundel Cathedral.


We are planning for the opportunity for every year group to experience some for form of retreat. This year, we are takin two groups of Year 7 students away for a retreat at Dalesdown Retreat Centre.

Good Shepherd Service

Every year we take part in the Good Shepherd Service at Arundel Cathedral.

Deanery Schools | Primary Mass

Every October we gather with our local Deanery primary Schools to share a Harvest celebration mass.

Flame Youth Conference

We took a group of our students to Wembley Arena to celebrate the Flame Conference along with thousands of young people from around the country. It was amazing!


We would love to pray for you and any particular needs you have. Please place any prayer requests in the prayer box at the back of the chapel.

Praying the Rosary

Come and join us as we say the rosary every Monday morning at 7.45am in the chapel. This form of repetitive prayer can be really helpful in finding peace and stillness if you are feeling worried or anxious.


We celebrate all the seasons and special feasts of our Church’s year with liturgies which involve as many students as possible.

Citizens UK

As chaplaincy we get involved in social action. We are proud of our links with Citizen’s UK and have been involved in several important campaigns. 

Year 7 Focus Days

Each Year 7 form have a special chaplaincy Focus Day when they join Cardinal Newman. This is a day of fun, games, sharing and reflection.

At Cardinal Newman Catholic School, we believe that God is at the heart and centre of everything we do. Our aim is for every member of our community to grow in their relationship with God during their time with us. We want every individual to know that they are loved and valued and bring unique gifts and talents which we aim to grow and nurture.


Our chaplaincy team, of which we believe every member of staff plays an important role,  aims to support the educational, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing of our students. With the help of our fantastic team of Student Chaplaincy Ambassadors,  we help to support the spiritual and pastoral aspects of the school by providing teachers, pastoral leaders, tutors and students with daily and weekly acts of worship, liturgies, assemblies and masses, which follow the various feasts and seasons of the church. Prayer is an essential part in our worship and we meet regularly to pray for the individual and collective needs of our students, staff and school families. If you would like us to pray for you or your loved ones then please let us know on our email address. Members of the chaplaincy team and our staff meet every week and will add your requests to our prayer list and join our prayers with yours. 

Our  Chaplaincy Team organises and runs various retreats, prayer and opportunities to develop faith, spirituality and our encounter with the person of Jesus Christ. We aim to be a school which responds to the needs of others through social action and we do this by supporting and raising awareness of our school charity/caritas projects and events that happen throughout the year. An important  part of our chaplaincy vision is to develop links with local parishes and primary schools. We have a wonderful group of deanery priests and schools and work closely with them in growing our catholic mission.

As part of the wider chaplaincy, we also work closely with various organisations and charities in our local area. These include ‘Off the Fence’, ‘City Mission’ and the HTB Network. 

Our Chaplaincy Team aims to provide a safe space for members of our school community if they need to talk, share or need some quiet time. 

‘God loves us. May we discover the beauty of loving and being loved.’ (Pope Francis)

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