Chaplaincy at St Joseph’s

The Chaplaincy team at St Joseph’s supports the Catholic life and mission of the school. Our mission is to contribute to the school’s life in faith and spirituality by leading our St Joseph’s family in prayer, worship, serving others and putting our faith into action. As well as this, our team plan and lead collective worship in class, year groups and whole school acts of worship. Our School Chaplains in Year 6 represent the school through regular meetings with collective worship leaders and are given a variety of roles to develop our mission and to grow deeper in faith together. The team also work in conjunction with other schools in our CMAT to live out the Gospel values, virtues and discipleship. Our Chaplains have a huge impact on the Catholic life of the school through their continued focus to improve the sense of community and to share the love of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit which guides our school.

Meet our Chaplain

My name is Mr Cafferky and I am St Joseph’s lay chaplain. Through my vocation and mission, I help encourage and support all classes and the community in a variety of different ways through prayer and worship.

I help to enhance the Catholic life and mission of the school and seek to help every child in our care to know they are loved by God. I help them to develop a deep spiritual encounter with Jesus and be filled with the Holy Spirit to fulfil our school’s mission to go out hand in hand with God to serve others and make a difference to the world.



Our School Prayer

This is our school,

let peace dwell here.

Let each room be full of contentment,

love of God, love of one another

and love of life itself.


“The value that pupils put on chaplaincy provision is clearly evident in their responses to the opportunities for prayer and reflection in school, and particularly in the prominent role of the pupil chaplaincy group, whose spiritual impact is profound.”

Catholic School Inspection December 2023