The Chaplaincy Team

This is a group of people including led by Mr. Ascroft, the school worship Lead. It includes a Youth Worker, the Clergy Chaplains, Diocesan Board of Education Advisers, members of SLT and the governing body.

School chaplaincy is a distinctive and vital ministry in our schools. Our school is varied and diverse family which is served by chaplains who seek to minister to the students, their families and staff. Chaplains work to plan and deliver worship in the school. They also work to better to support students in their exploration of the Christian Faith.


The role of the chaplain is varied but their job consists of the following elements:

Pastoral: Caring for the needs of the whole school community. The chaplain is available for everyone, not just Christian staff or pupils.

Liturgical: Leading prayer and worship, preparing resources for collective worship.

Spiritual: Leading the spiritual life of the community and upholding the school’s Christian ethos.

Prophetic: Speaking truth and promoting Christian values.

Missional: Commending the Christian faith, supporting faith development and working with the local church and other faith communities.


Further reading:

The Church of England has been providing and supporting schools for centuries through the work of school chaplains – discover more through the Church of England website.


The Clergy Chaplains and Support Workers:

Reverend Michael Woods
Michael is the Rector serving the communities in Croston, Mawdesley and Bretherton.

Father Marc Wolverson       
Marc is the Vicar at St. James in Leyland and Area Dean.

Father Andrew Brown
Andrew is the Priest-in-charge at St. Mary the Virgin in Eccleston, and Christ Church in Charnock Richard.

Steve Lamin

Steve is one of the associate pastors at Hesketh Bank Christian centre.

Reverend Sue Guénault

Sue is our local Methodist priest and part of the Lancashire West Methodist Circuit

Alex Woodfield

Alex is the youth worker at Hesketh Bank Christian Centre and local You for Christ worker. He runs the school's weekly Christian union 'The Hub'.



Various clubs and groups will be running throughout the year these include: Christian Union “The Hub” run by a local Youth Worker, pastoral drop-in times. We have a Worship band that leads worship and Upper & Lower school choirs. More information can be found in school and on our extra-curricular page: