Alderley Edge School for Girls is a Joint Church School, representing both the Anglican and Catholic churches, in line with our foundation following the merger of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic School and St. Hilary’s School. Our Christian ethos is at the centre of day-to-day life at school.
We welcome students of all faiths and none, providing a nurturing environment for each student to develop their spirituality. Chaplaincy at AESG is a team effort, working in harmony with our school aims, supporting and encouraging one another, modelling Christian values whilst being good role models for students and the wider school community.
In line with our school motto, as quoted from Archbishop Oscar Romero, we encourage our students to ‘Aspire not to have more, but to be more’ and our chaplaincy offers many opportunities to be involved within our local community and beyond to put this into practice, including the importance of how we live our lives - caring for others, how we behave and what we value.
Liturgical life and worship are about awakening a thirst and contributing to spirituality and prayer. Pastoral care is also at the heart of chaplaincy, responding to every child as a whole person, working with other pastoral staff in school and being one type of referral among many which are available to our students.
Our School Chaplain offers a supportive and affirmative role in relation to staff, students and the wider school community and is one of the builders of an environment in school that personifies the Gospel values of love, care and compassion, trust, honesty and forgiveness.
Chaplain Lenny has been at Alderley Edge School for Girls for 7 years, before this he was previously a teacher of Religious Studies and also worked in youth ministry for a number of years. Chaplain Lenny is responsible for the spirituality and prayer life of our school and is part of the pastoral team. He works across the school from our youngest to our eldest whilst serving the whole school, including all staff and the wider school community.
Chaplain Lenny loves music, across many genres, and always utilises it in assemblies, services and other activities he delivers at school. In a similar way, he has a great interest in film and believes music and film can often convey powerful messages for us all. He considers himself the luckiest person to be Chaplain at AESG.