Who we are :
We are a large secondary school set in the heart of Newcastle Under Lyme.
Our school chapel is situated in a central location just off the school hall. Our chapel is used daily by learners for prayer, worship, and meetings. It is the heartbeat of our school and we are lucky enough to have a full time lay chaplain as well as an office/sacristy.
What we would like to do:
However, our chapel needs new carpets, chairs and more contemporary church items to make it even more welcoming and appealing to our young people. It also needs some new music systems putting in as well as hopefully, new lighting, to really make the whole space feel more holy.
It's location can also sometimes be a little tough as the hall is used for sport lessons as well as for lunch times. This means that prayer sessions can be affected by noise and so we would also love to explore the options of having a soundproof door.
What we have already done to achieve this:
We have worked hard this year in sourcing funds from the PTFA already to purchase new Stations of the Cross and a votive prayer candle stand but are now out of money!
We would be so grateful of any donations that can support with the re-energising of the chapel and the attached sacristy.