“As School Chaplain it’s my privilege to help students and staff explore and develop faith in a safe, relevant and encouraging environment, and help us celebrate what it means to be a faith community with a Christian ethos.

The school’s chaplaincy offers several connection points throughout the life of the school: weekly Christian Unions for upper and lower school, monthly Eucharists (attendance is on a voluntary basis), informal counselling, a spiritually-reflective thought for the week, spiritual retreats, and a variety of special events in school and around Manchester.

You’ll see me around the school, in assemblies, in RE lessons, teaching Maths and Engineering, and on some school trips. I love the outdoors, football, music, travel, and good food (in no particular order).

I’m very approachable, so please say ‘hi’, and if I can help you in any way I will.”

Revd Dr Steve Birkinshaw

School Chaplain

 

Christian Unions – Lunchtimes in the School Chapel

Christian Union are currently taking place in the Chapel in year groups on different lunchtimes through the week. Christian Union is a place to come and explore faith & life in a fun way … please also bring along your lunch.

Monday Y10 1st lunch 12:20pm

Tuesday Y7 1st lunch 12:20pm Y8 2nd lunch 1:20pm

Thursday Y11 2nd lunch 1:20pm

Friday Y9 2nd lunch 1:20pm

 

2021-22 Eucharists

EUCHARIST 

DATE 

PRESIDENT 

Start of Year Eucharist

September 30th 2021 (Thu) 

Revd Dr Paul Mathole, Holy Trinity Platt

Harvest/One World Eucharist

October 14th 2021 (Thu) 

Revd Grace Thomas, St Edmund’s & St James’

Advent Eucharist

November 25th 2021 (Thu)

Revd Richard Young, Holy Innocents

Christmas Eucharist

December 9th 2021 (Thu)

Dean Rogers Govender, Dean of Manchester

Epiphany Eucharist  

January 13th 2022 (Thu)

Revd Jo Jarrett

Candlemas Eucharist 

February 17th 2022 (Thu) 

TBC

Start of Lent Eucharist

March 3rd 2022 (Thu) 

TBC 

Passion Eucharist

March 24th 2022 (Thu)

Bishop Mark Davies, Bishop of Middleton

Easter Eucharist

April 21st 2022 (Thu) 

TBC

Pentecost Eucharist

May 26th 2022 (Thu) 

TBC

Trinity Eucharist

June 9th 2022 (Thu)

Revd Daniel Valentine

End of Year Eucharist

July 21st 2022 (Thu) 

TBC 

St Ann’s Advent Carol Service is confirmed for Friday December 3rd 2021, 1pm 

Cathedral Carol Service is confirmed for Wednesday December 15th 2021, 7:30pm 

The Exploring Christianity Retreat is provisionally booked for Friday-Saturday May 6th – 7th 2022. 

The Taizé Retreat (Manchester Diocesan School’s Pilgrimage) is provisionally booked for Friday 1st July – Saturday 9th July 2022 

Taize Pilgrimage 2021

In partnership with other CE High Schools, and run by the Diocese of Manchester Board of Education, students from year 10 t0 13 have the opportunity to go on pilgrimage for a week at the Taizé Christian Community in France.

Those who have attended in previous years have always spoken of the trip as a hugely enjoyable and formative experience.

Contact Revd Dr Birkinshaw for further details.

Office: The School Chapel

Email: office@trinityhigh.com

Phone: (0161) 212 1900 (ext 139)

 

Year 7 ‘Exploring Christianity’ Retreat

‘It was great to explore my relationship with God in a fun and active way.’ This is a quote from one of our year 7 students who participated in the Year 7 ‘Exploring Christianity Retreat’

Year 7 students are invited to head out to the YHA in Edale for two days of activities, groupwork and fun experiences. The feedback from students is overwhelmingly positive: ‘Really enjoyable – lots of fun’, ‘I learnt a lot’, ‘Our Exploring Christianity sessions were great and were able to connect us with Jesus’, ‘It challenged me and now I’ve tried something new that I love.’

Sarah Bradley, the Youth and Children’s Minister from Holy Trinity Platt, – who also help with Christian Unions in the school – is our guest speaker. The ‘Exploring Christianity’ sessions enable students to explore their understanding of God and their Christian faith, and the YHA provide physical and teamwork tasks in the form of high ropes, canoeing and climbing. The retreat finishes with a challenging walk from Edale to Castleton … and ice cream at the local shops provided a well-earned reward!

 

The Exploring Christianity Retreat is provisionally booked for Friday-Saturday May 7th – 8th 2021.

Contact Revd Dr Birkinshaw for further details.

Office: The School Chapel

Email: office@trinityhigh.com

Phone: (0161) 212 1900 (ext 139)

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Oct 15, 2021

A Journey Through Music

  Year 11 student, Amelia, tells us about a recent trip for music GCSE students: “On Tuesday, 5th October, the Year 11 GCSE music group went to a concert at the Bridgewater Hall featuring the Hallé Orchestra. The concert began in the Renaissance era (Giovanni Gabrieli – Sonata no. XIII) and brought us all the […]

Oct 15, 2021

Classroom Refurbishment

As part of our ‘North End Extension’ project, a number of classrooms towards the end of the new extension have undergone a refurbishment over the past few months – a food technology room, plus a science and maths classroom. We’re pleased to say the work is now complete, and the rooms are looking smarter than […]

Oct 15, 2021

Black History Month

Last week, our Year 10 students learnt about black people in Nazi Germany as part of Black History Month and their current studies. This included learning about the stories of Hilarius Gilges and Theodor Wonja Michael. Whilst in Year 7 Humanities lessons, students looked at “Roman Britain: the Ivory Bangle Lady / Our Migration Story”. […]

Oct 15, 2021

Harvest Collection

Our Harvest Collection is coming along very nicely indeed thanks to the kind and generous donations from our school community. The deadline for items was today, and we will then be sending the donations to this year’s very worthy cause – the Manchester South Central Foodbank.   Read more in our newsletter…