he School has a proud Christian heritage and our historic Chapel brings the whole community together for regular worship and glorious music. Its prominent position is a reminder of the religious dimension to life and everyone in the school community is invited to share in its activities.
The Chapel is open every day for those who wish to pray or find some quiet. Completed in 1878, the building embodies our rich association with the Oxford Movement and we remain committed to our Anglo-Catholic traditions.
Our Chaplain, Rev’d Ernest Lennon, is always ready to discuss matters of faith and belief and to explore the spiritual life. He is assisted by Rev’d James Mosher. The team is available to all pupils, staff and parents, regardless of religious affiliation, to provide pastoral and spiritual care or just a listening ear.
The Chaplain can help pupils from other faiths find a place to worship and is always delighted to hear from OSE considering a baptism or wedding.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Chaplain.
Our school was founded primarily to teach young people their religion and we are continuing this tradition by offering opportunities to study Christian life, faith and doctrine. Shells have one class per week and seminars such as Theo-logical are offered to other years as part of their academic enrichment and personal formation.
The Cranmer Awards
The Oxford heats of the Cranmer Awards are coming to St Edward’s this year! This is an annual competition organised by the Prayer Book Society to introduce young people to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer – the bedrock of the Anglican Church and among the finest writing to be found anywhere. Entrants will read or recite a passage of their choice, 3-5 minutes in duration, from the Book of Common Prayer. The winners will go forward to national finals at Hampton Court Palace. We’d love lots of schools to get involved, please contact the Chaplain for more details.