Queenswood is a Christian school with a Methodist foundation. Responding to the words of 1 Peter 5:2, the role of Chaplain is to care for the pupils, staff and governors who God has brought to Queenswood. God is inclusive and so the Chaplain cares for those with a Christian faith as well as those of other faiths and no faith.
Our Chaplain is Reverend Kate Douglas MBA.
What does a Chaplain do?
The role of the Chaplain is to show the Q community how big God is; this is fulfilled by:
- Being present and offering pastoral and spiritual care in the good moments and not so good moments of life.
- Sharing the good news of the Christian faith but also witnessing to the significance of faith in a world of many traditions.
- Leading prayer and worship and ministering the Holy Sacraments.
- Challenging the Q community to live not only for its own interests but for the interests of ‘the other’.
Who am I?
I am an Anglican Priest licensed and authorised to serve as Chaplain at Queenswood School by both The Methodist Church and the Lord Bishop of St Albans.
I have not always been a Priest. I began my career in the Chairman’s Office of Mail Newspapers Group (publishers of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday) before moving to a City role and becoming the youngest female Director at MeesPierson, a leading global securities services provider. I joined Queenswood from London School of Theology where for the last five years I provided strategic leadership and oversight as a member of the Executive Team with specific responsibility for academic administration and compliance; at the same time I trained for ordained ministry and served as an Assistant Curate in the Parish of Chells (Stevenage).