Chiltern Hills Academy A Church of England Academy


Chaplaincy is important to us.

Josh Bailey, Chaplain
Rev Josh Bailey

We have a developing team consisting of Rev Joshua Bailey – (Associate Vicar at St Mary’s) with the support of John Spence, Youth Worker from the Parish of Great Chesham.  

Our Chaplain contributes to school life in several ways, including leading in Collective Worship, leading our Staff Prayer and Reflection opportunities and our School Services for those that want to take part in them. He also helps in planning and delivering our Thought for CHA programme.

In RE lessons and the Sixth Form our chaplain has a vital part to play in supporting lessons and leading debate and discussion.  Our Chaplain also helps the whole school in times of crisis such as bereavement. He provides a strong support role for our staff with his very popular ‘Come and talk’ afternoon sessions helping them with their spiritual reflection and wellbeing.

John Spence

John Spence leads the weekly ‘Solid Rock’ Christian Union meeting and he is available to support students with their individual spiritual needs.  

The Chaplaincy is funded by the Parish of Great Chesham.