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 Academy Finchley’s Chaplain is the Revd David Booker CA. David is a member of the leadership team and works across all phases of the Academy. David’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
David has over 25 years of experience working with children and young people. This has included working for a local church, being a Diocesan Youth Officer and developing Church Army’s national youth projects. He trained as a teacher through Teach First and taught in two challenging secondary schools before joining Wren as chaplain and teaching a combination of English and Religious Education.
David spent three years training as a Church Army Evangelist, has a degree in English, a PGCE in secondary education and master’s degrees in both Shakespearean period English and Educational Leadership. More recently, David completed his ordination training at St Mellitus College and became Associate Curate at All Saints Church N20. David is the co-editor of Young People and Mission (CHP 2008) and is a member of the Archbishops’ College of Evangelists.
Married to Alison, David has three teenage children. He is a fan of Dr Who, enjoys cinema and live theatre, tells terrible jokes and supports Leicester City Football Club.