Spiritual Life

Spiritual life at Farnborough Hill is very full.  Every day begins with prayer and there are many opportunities for communal worship, retreat, celebration and contemplation.  Much of the spiritual life is led by the School Chaplain with help from the RE Department and the Music Department. Students are encouraged to take part in the liturgies by reading, serving on the altar, animating gospel stories through drama and dance, serving as Eucharistic Ministers and singing in the choir.

  • Mass - held in Chapel on school feast days and Holy Days of Obligation.
  • Services - Harvest Festival; Remembrance Service; Advent Carol Service; Christmas Carol Service; Ash Wednesday Service; Easter Service and Open Morning Service.
  • Daily Act of Worship - students and teachers pray together in their forms at the start of each school day.
  • Assembly - on Mondays for the whole school; on Thursdays Upper School (years 10 - 13) and Lower School (years 7 - 9) have separate assemblies, often led by groups of students. 
  • Morning Prayer for Staff - Friday mornings before school in the Prayer Room.
  • Sixth Form Retreats -Year 12 during the Christmas Term; Year 13 during the Easter term.
  • Retreat Week - each year group (years 7 - 11) is off timetable for one day.
  • Rosary - a decade each day at break-time in the Prayer Room during the months of October and May. Each form is assigned one day to say their decade of the Rosary during this time.
  • Cathedral Visits - Senior Choir sings Mass or Evensong annually.