The COVID pandemic has given us the opportunity to pause, reflect and shift the focus and style of our work. We have been in the privileged position to be able to continue to serve schools, complying with current guidelines. Whilst we have had to stop many past activities for the time being, we have had the opportunity to establish a listening/mentoring service, spending time with pupils on a 1:1 basis and providing them with the space to talk about anything that may be on their mind. Also offering remote assemblies, prayer clubs and staff support. Kt and Andrea are currently working with students in both primary and secondary schools across the area.

Tina and her team of wonderful volunteers have been able to continue providing assemblies to primary schools by prerecording content and sharing it via Microsoft Teams. The most recent theme they have explored has been standing up for what you believe in. We are delighted that Nicola has returned from her maternity leave and is now working part time to support the work happening in school. 

These are exciting times and we have much to be thankful for. We're hopeful for more opportunities to work alongside schools and staff to support children and young people. With this in mind, we are thrilled to be advertising for a school chaplain to join the team, working with students and schools in Bishop’s Stortford. If you, or anyone you know is interested in applying, please get in touch

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SVST is an associate trust of Scripture Union