A Catholic Academy

At St Matthew Academy, the Catholic faith of pupils is developed through the work of the Chaplaincy Team and RE department; demonstrated within the curriculum, prayer and focus events which help facilitate the development of spirituality and faith within our Academy. The Academy's ethos stresses the unique value of each individual and develops in our pupils respect for all faiths. The Chaplaincy Team endeavours to support pupils and staff live out Christian values by serving others. This is demonstrated by half termly charitable events.

Chaplaincy Team at St Matthew Academy

The inclusive, caring, Catholic Christian ethos of the Academy is owned by all its members; The role of the Chaplaincy Team is to support, nurture and facilitate the Academy’s distinctive inclusive, caring, Christian nature and assist the whole school community to grow in its relationship with God. The Chaplaincy Team provides spiritual support and leadership for all members of the Academy community through pastoral care, prayer and worship.

The Chaplaincy Team makes provision for liturgical celebration and offers ‘open door’ pastoral support to pupils and staff across the Academy.

St Matthew Academy endeavours to live out its Christian values by serving others. The academy is committed to supporting the University College Lewisham Hospital’s Children’s ward. Our love and support also extend to other local, national and global causes.

The Team:

Mr Wanza -    Liturgical Worship Lead

Ms Eduvie -   Youth Chaplaincy Lead

Ms Toprak -   Charity Lead

The Light Bearers -  Primary and Secondary Chaplaincy Team 

Chaplaincy Team Activities

Chaplaincy activities also include:

  • House/Year group led charity events
  • Weekly Youth Chaplaincy meetings
  • Celebration of Masses and services consonant with the liturgical calendar
  • Youth Chaplaincy morning Collective Worship in the Prayer room
  • Gospel Reflection Equals Action Today (GREAT) Reflection every Monday morning in tutor groups


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The Chaplaincy termly updates can be downloaded below.