At Stonyhurst, all that we do is Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (to the greater glory of God), and every pupil, whatever their religious background, is encouraged to participate in the spiritual life of the school.
Children of all religions and none value our supportive and prayerful community, which helps them to develop the habit of reflection and to grow in a personal relationship with God. For our Catholic pupils, we are delighted to offer preparation for their First Communion or Confirmation.
In addition to regular worship, we celebrate special Feast Days and Playroom Masses. Annual Playroom retreats and pilgrimages include the Holy Island pilgrimage and Stonyhurst Lourdes pilgrimage and many OS spend a gap year working for Jesuit Missions around the world.
Stonyhurst challenges everyone to live out their faith in practical ways, from Lenten ‘fast’ lunches to becoming ‘men and women for others’ through our extensive voluntary service programme.
Our latest full inspection report acknowledges that ‘‘The foundation of faith, a key feature of the school, is evident in all areas of school life”.