At Blessed Hugh, we are committed to ensuring that collective worship is more and more designed delivered and evaluated by our students. We are, therefore, delighted to have trained and commissioned our first set of students with expertise in designing and delivering prayer and liturgy. The Oremus group - based on the Latin name for 'Let us Pray' - or just the start as we roll out more and more student generated events and locations. Here are the students having been commissioned by the Headmaster. Any student with an interest, just speak to Mrs Ferreira, our Chaplain.
Prayer and worship is for all the community at Blessed Hugh. A number of staff begin each school day reciting the morning office of the church. A chance to reflect, remember those in need of prayer and prepare for the day ahead.
Through Blessed Hugh’s leadership of the Koinonia Programme, we organise an annual Corpus Christi procession at the Benedictine Abbey of Douai, strengthening our Benedictine ties as a school under the patronage of Blessed Hugh, and allowing children to experience the beauty of a traditional aspect of our Catholic faith.
Blessed Hugh is committed to supporting the Bishop’s vision and being at the heart of the Diocese. The annual Schools’ Mass allows us to celebrate our unity with all other Diocesan schools, as we come together at the mother church of the Diocese, Portsmouth cathedral.
The regular recital of prayer is helped by the rich treasury of traditional prayers, as well as more recent and specific prayers.
The Lord’s Prayer
The School Prayer
The Hail Mary
We are united by our school prayer, as well as the rich treasury of our faith.
Annual Corpus Christi Procession – through Koinonia, the group of schools that Blessed Hugh leads, our children are introduced to traditional catholic practice. Here they are processing as part of a multi-school Corpus Christi procession at Douai Abbey, organised by Blessed Hugh.
Annual Schools’ Mass – together with our Bishop, we celebrate the annual Schools’ mass at Portsmouth cathedral. A time to celebrate the educational community across the diocese and be reminded of our role in delivering the Bishop’s vision.