Our faith and Benedictine spirituality are at the very core of our school. The Catholic faith is central to the life of St Benedict’s but we also welcome pupils of other Christian traditions and faiths.
We recognise that education is not merely for its own sake but for the full development of every human person. At St Benedict’s we seek to inspire our young people to know and love God, and to be generous in their service of others.
Mass is celebrated in the Abbey Church at the beginning and end of every term and on Feast Days, and all pupils are expected to attend. Pupils in every year group take part in a retreat day away from school once a year. This provides them with the opportunity to reflect on some aspect of their faith.
Pupils respond to the call to Christian service through the hugely active St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP), which works to help those in need in the local community. Each year members of the Sixth Form take part in the annual HCPT pilgrimage to Lourdes. Students have also travelled to the World Youth Days held in Cologne, Sydney and Madrid.
For what page, what saying of the divinely inspired Old and New Testaments is not a perfectly straight rule for the life of man? Or what book of the holy Catholic Fathers does not loudly proclaim how we may come by a straight course to our Creator.
Rule of St Benedict chapter 73