National Conference for School and College Chaplains - Online

A time and space for reflection and growth

09 - 10 June 2021

Phil Johnson


The Academy of St. Francis of Assisi in Liverpool

I am a full-time chaplain at The Academy of St. Francis of Assisi in Liverpool. The Academy is Joint denomination Catholic and Church of England School. Before becoming a Chaplain, I worked in various school pastoral roles and earlier still in post 16 training with a focus on employability in the horticultural sector. As a Chaplain’s I lean into my experience and natural abilities in order to engage practically with students and so, my go-to areas are Music and Horticulture. I’m by no means an expert in either but with the parable of the talents in mind I make the most of what I can offer.

I have enjoyed working with students in both areas over the six years I have been a Chaplain and each project offers its own rewards in terms of pupil engagement and mentoring.

Phil Johnson

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