St Paul’s School / Daily Life

The Christian Union is open to all, exploring faith in a context of hospitality and in a spirit of compassion, enjoyment and respect.

The focal events of the week in term are: the Tuesday lunchtime T-bar, with fun, fellowship and food as the key elements; the Thursday Eucharist, shared with the whole school community; the Friday meeting in Chapel for a hymn, prayer, a talk and then football; and the Sunday meeting based in the church hall, St Michael’s, Barnes, which has a format similar to that of the Friday meeting.

Focal events of the year as a whole are two house parties in the Easter and summer holidays in which Paulines enjoy a range of activities in an atmosphere that is informal and inclusive. These are residential stays in which there is the chance to explore the spiritual side of life and to think about values and priorities, addressing some of life’s deeper questions in a non-judgmental environment alongside plenty of indoor and outdoor games and pursuits.