Chaplaincy

Wren Academy 046Wren 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 is Mrs Naomi Bolster.  Naomi is a member of the leadership team and works across all phases of the Academy.  Naomi’s role has four main areas of focus:

  • Developing Wren’s worship and prayer: ensuring that worship and prayer experienced by students and staff through assemblies, tutorial groups and special celebrations is engaging, reverent and transformational.
  • Offering pastoral support: praying for the academy community and being available to offer counselling for those in need of support.
  • Enabling spiritual formation: developing occasions for students to engage more deeply with issues of faith within and beyond the curriculum, and making sure there is opportunity to grow in Christian discipleship.
  • Growing our Christian vision: supporting colleagues in ensuring that the Christian vision runs throughout Wren Academy life, including our daily interactions, curriculum and policies.

A number of staff, together with local ministers and youth workers, contribute to our worship and formational activities.  You can find out more about our ethos and stay up to date with what is happening by following chapel@wrenacademy on twitter.

Meet our Chaplain

Naomi has worked with children and young people for over 20 years. This has included working in a variety of school contexts and volunteer work in local churches. She was brought up in a Church of England church, but has also been a member of other churches during her adult life. She now attends her local Church of England church, where she is involved in children's ministry and all-age services.  

Naomi trained as a teacher of Religious Education at Roehampton University and taught at a large secondary school in London before spending a year overseas teaching in an International School. After returning to the UK Naomi taught Religious Education before making the move into school Chaplaincy.  

Naomi has a degree in Theology, a PGCE in Secondary Education and a Master’s degree in Systematic and Philosophical Theology.  

Married to Chris, Naomi has two young children who have kept her busy for the last 6 years. In her spare time (!!) she enjoys reading, visiting new places, and keeping her hands busy with creative projects.  

Christian Union

We are excited to be re-launching a Christian Union group at Wren Academy Finchley.  The group will start meeting on Monday 1 November and we will meet every Monday during term time.  We will meet after school from 3.00 - 3.45pm.

The Christian Union group is open to all students who would like to further explore the Christian faith and discuss matters relating to Christian belief.  This year we will begin by looking at big questions, such as 'Is Christianity not just fake news and fairy tales?', 'Is there not a conflict between Science and Faith?' and 'How can we know God is real?’.  We will explore these and other questions through games, discussions, creative prayer, activities and more.

Please email the school office at firstcontact@wrenacademy.org, if your child/children would be interested in joining the group.