Your soul – spiritual and religious interest

Buddha was asked, “What have you gainesd from mediation?”
He replied “NOTHING”! However let me tell you what I have lost: anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death.”

We all find our life’s meaning in different places.  For some, that might be in religious teachings.  Whether you are practising or not, these discussion groups might help you work out what you believe to be right in your life.

Bible Studies

Bible Studies are run for different year groups at different times by several teachers and are open to anyone interested.

They provide the chance to read and discuss a passage from the bible in a group and ask questions/discuss issues. Contact teachers involved for specific times and locations.

Who is it open to? Anyone
Where does it take place? Contact Teachers
When does it happen? Ad hoc basis
Who is in charge? Mr Owen, Mrs Bidston, Mr Allcock


An opportunity for those interested in exploring the idea of being Confirmed and journeying farther along the road in their Christian faith.

The activity is thought-provoking and engaging and will get you thinking about the ‘Big Questions’ in life. Classes take place in the Michaelmas term in preparation for the Confirmation service in early November. This is always a most memorable occasion for all of your friends and family.

Who is it open to? All years
Where does it take place? Usually in Chapel
When does it happen? Thursday evenings, Michaelmas Term
Who is in charge? Mr Tapley

Jewish Society

Jewish Society meets once a month on Fridays at 4.45pm in the Chapel Crypt. Jewish students may attend in lieu of Chapel.

It is an informal gathering, often focused on Jewish holidays. We discuss moral and ethical issues, Jewish identity, customs and beliefs while enjoying some traditional Jewish snacks. Our visiting rabbi, Jonathan Paull, frequently leads sessions and we invite other speakers on a regular basis. Jewish Society is inclusive and is open to all those who would like to explore their Jewish heritage.

Who is it open to? Anyone interested in exploring their Jewish heritage
Where does it take place? Moral Room (Library)
When does it happen? Monthly on Sundays, 8pm
Who is in charge? Dr. Lexton

Open Door

Open Door takes place every Thursday at 9.00pm in the Pink Pavilion and is open to all and anyone.

There are 30 speakers a year who explain the Christian message and what it looks like in life.

Who is it open to? All years
Where does it take place? The Pink Pavilion
When does it happen? Thursday 9.00pm
Who is in charge? Mr Owen

Buddhism Society

The Buddhism Society offers the chance to learn more about Buddhism and meditation.  Look out for talks from visiting speakers in the Lent term.

Who is it open to? All years
Where does it take place? Check venues for talks
When does it happen? Talks will be arranged in the Lent term
Who is in charge? Max Small

Get Started!

If you have any questions about the information below please contact the named staff in charge or contact Mr Kirkham on Similarly, if you wish to adapt or create a club yourself email or chat to Mr Kirkham. We warmly welcome pupil led activities and will support you in any way we can.