Mrs Forkin is out Lay Chaplain, who helps nurture the liturgical life of St Gabriel’s school community. Mrs Forkin also helps facilitate the Gift Team. Chaplaincy plays a central role in all areas of school life. The St Teresa Chapel is based on the mathematics corridor and is open for all members of our school community for a quiet space to reflect and pray. It is also used extensively by our GIFT Teams to plan charity and liturgical events.

Gift Team

St Gabriel’s Gift Team (Growing in Faith Together) has 30 members, that are active in their liturgical role in the school. The Gift Team supports students in gaining more confidence in leading prayer and becoming active members of the local Parish communities. Our GIFT Teams meet each week and aims to share with others that which is most sacred in our school, the Good News of Jesus Christ. A different student each week leads the meeting, which encourages leadership skills and increases students’ confidence in public speaking. All members of our school community are given opportunities to respond, reflect, and act upon this message.







Gift Team Prayer

The Gift Team begins each weekly meeting by saying together a prayer that they have written.

Assemblies led by the Gift Team

The Gift Team led the Assemblies for Interfaith Week and the Caritas Red Door Campaign to make food hampers. The team also led assemblies for World Religion Day, where they celebrated the diversity within St Gabriel’s.

A talk given by Caritas to the Gift Team

Patrick O’Dowd, the Director of Caritas, gave an inspiring talk to members of the Gift Team. Students took part in a question and answer session, where they found out more about the work that Caritas does in Bury.

A talk given by CAFOD to the Gift Team

The Gift Team and GCSE Geography students were privileged to listen to two guest speakers from CAFOD. They learnt about the work that CAFOD does globally and how they can support CAFOD further, through fundraising.

The Gift Team leading the Lenten Staff and Student Prayer

The Gift team led the Staff and Student Lenten prayer and read out prayers they had written especially for this prayer time.

Chapel Experiences

Each Key Stage 3 Form Tutor uses the St Teresa of Calcutta Chapel to deliver a Chapel experience on Kindness, The Holy Spirit and Love Thy Neighbour.


Mission and Prayer Leaders

Each Form group have a Mission and Prayer Leader who assists the Form teacher in leading Form Prayers, reflections, collective worship in assemblies, special holy days, and charity events.

The Year 8 Mission and Prayer Leaders met with Lorraine Leonard to take part in the Big Listen for the Diocesan Synod.








Year 8 Mission and Prayer Leader representatives led students and staff in a Lenten prayer. It was a fantastic way to start the day with a time to pause and reflect.