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St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School

St Thomas More
Catholic Secondary School

The Prayer Room is used regularly by staff and students as a place of calm and quiet which makes it an ideal space for not only prayer and meditation but also for reconciliation and personal reflection. It is hoped that it is seen as an inclusive and welcoming ‘Sacred Space’ for staff, students and families of all faiths and no particular faith.

The Prayer Room is kept open during school opening hours. Throughout the year a range of activities are offered relating to the Church calendar. Students make visits that link with their RE curriculum, form times and other aspects of school life. The outside areas and gardens are also used for creative prayer activities.

We welcome visitors to school throughout the year from the local community and Churches who all contribute to what the prayer room can offer. We have recently started to host a termly ecumenical Taizé style of Prayer.

Regular meetings/activities:


Break time – Drop in

Lunchtime ICTHUS club Year 7&8  A Bible based creative club supported by Christ Church Bedford and staff in school


New venture – a Gospel choir


Mass at 8.20am  Staff and Students

Break time – Drop in

Lunchtime 6th form Faith Ambassadors and 6th form ALPHA enrichment supported by the Diocese of Northampton and local Church Youth workers


Staff Prayers 8.30am

Break time – Drop in

Lunchtime Staff gathering


  • Cana Prayer group – a virtual group praying for our community
  • Coffee and Prayers every half term for parents/ grandparents and carers
  • Termly Taizé style ecumenical evening prayer
  • Rainbows Bereavement Support Groups
  • Form Prayer Times
  • New Staff Induction
  • Small group resilience and self-awareness work


  • Exam time prayer
  • Blessings for special events, e.g. Car Team, School Productions, Visitors
  • Ramadan drop in for daily prayer, support for Muslim students fasting
  • RE classes, Year 9 class Mass, curriculum based activities
  • Reconciliation meetings
  • Pastoral support in times of distress, sadness and anger
  • Family support meetings
  • Staff support

Recent form time prayer activities Lent 2017

Lenten Garden with Stations of the Cross March 2017

CAFOD appeal 2017

Godly play from Mrs Gaunt IMPACT Christian Schools worker