“Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example to those in faith, love and purity.” 1 Timothy


St Mary’s Chaplaincy team consists of one full time Lay Chaplain, Sarah, and one part-time Chaplain in Brother John.

Chaplaincy at St Mary’s helps encourage everyone with a more spiritual and moral development as a Catholic community.


Chaplaincy provides every pupil with an hour of liturgy and worship once a week, giving the pupils a chance to explore their faith through reflections, games, videos and mass. This is supported by the four priests of the school; Fr Dave Heywood, Fr Paul Seddon and Fr Kieran O’Grady.


There are many opportunities to work with the Chaplaincy team, such as the IMPACT group,  allowing pupils to come together with other young people of different ages, Operation Christmas Child, Christmas and Easter Assemblies, Charity fund raising, the Connect2 Brazil project in partnership with Cafod and the established link with the Archdiocese of Liverpool leading to opportunities with Animate Youth Ministries and the Liverpool to Lourdes Pilgrimage.

Who are we?

Sarah Brooks - Lay Chaplain

Br John Dawson - Lay Chaplain

Local Parishes

Parish of St Margaret Clitheroe:

St Ambrose Barlow
St Gabriel’s
Holy Family
Sacred Heart
St Richard’s.

Parish of St Edmund Arrowsmith:

Our Lady of the Rosary
Sacred Heart
St Joseph’s
Twelve Apostles.