Our approach to schools work


Chaplaincy is the model for our School's Work. We have talked a lot over the years about finding more space and time to be with young people, and in particular building relationships. As of September 2016, we placed paid staff in a number of schools in Ipswich, providing a dedicated presence in the environment in which the young people spend most of their time.

Our Chaplains work in the schools and their surrounding communities to provide spiritual and pastoral support to the young people and members of staff that they meet. They also look to link into the wider community with local churches. We believe that God's vision is to see this sort of work across Ipswich. We passionately believe that this change to our work will help to bring further transformation in the lives of children and young people in Ipswich. If you are involved in a primary or high school and this type of work excites & interests you, please contact Simon.

We have chaplains in twelve different locations

Chantry Academy

Ant Cartwright

Westbridge Academy

Tim Mann

Stoke High School (Ormiston Academy)

Daniel Goodwin

St. Christopher's, Lindbergh & Parkside Academies

Mark Etheridge

St. John's & St. Matthew's Primary School

Josh Luetchford

Ipswich Academy

Beth Roberts

ONE 6th Form Centre

Lorraine Noble

Ormiston Endeavour Academy

Josh Goddard

East Anglia Children's Hospice
Simon Scott