Chaplaincy

Wren Academy is sponsored by the Diocese of London and has a Christian ethos.

During their time at the Academy, students and staff will have opportunities to explore issues of faith through the curriculum and a range of other activities.

Wren’s Chaplain, David Booker, took up his post in September 2013. David seeks to support students and staff whatever their faith background. As Chaplain, his work has four main areas of focus:

  • Worship To support and develop the worship experienced by students and staff through assemblies, special celebrations
  • Pastoral To pray for and offer pastoral support to the whole academy community
  • Engagement To develop opportunities for students to engage more deeply with issues of faith within and beyond the curriculum, and for those who wish to, to make sure there is opportunity to grow in Christian discipleship
  • Ethos To support colleagues in ensuring that the Christian ethos runs throughout Wren Academy life, including our structures, curriculum and policies.

Meet our Chaplain

David has been a licensed lay minister of the Church of England for twenty years. After training with Church Army, he worked with young people in a number of roles at parish, diocesan and national levels including developing on-line discipleship resources and working as the Youth Officer for the Diocese of Leicester.

As a mature student David completed a degree in English and gained a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford that focused on the Shakespearean period. He then trained as a teacher through Teach First and has taught in two challenging secondary schools before joining Wren. David has also completed an MA in Educational Leadership. 

Married to Alison, David has three school-age children. He is a huge fan of Dr Who, seeing the world and Leicester City football club.

 

David Booker, Chaplain

David Booker - Wren Chaplain