Millfield Prep School Chaplain Michele Kitto Ordained at Wells Cathedral

Millfield Prep School’s Chaplain Michele Kitto has been ordained at Wells Cathedral by Bishop Ruth to become a Deacon.

Michele will serve as a Deacon for both Millfield Prep School and the parish of Glastonbury where she will be taking on services on Sundays and supporting the parish throughout the school holidays. Headmistress Shirley Shayler was amongst the few guests at the intimate service held at the prestigious Wells Cathedral. Covid-19 restrictions meant limited numbers were allowed to witness the ordination.

Newly titled Reverend Kitto adorned images of Glastonbury Tor and Millfield’s Mill on her handmade Ordination Stole for the service, she said “it was a very intimate and special service, especially in these times devoid of touch”.

Reverend Kitto joined us three years ago from Exeter Cathedral School where she was Deputy Head Pastoral overseeing pastoral and chaplaincy. She is currently training up her 18-month-old Labrador, Sir Nigel, to become Millfield Prep’s first ever chaplaincy wellbeing dog who will assist her pupil wellbeing and chapel duties. Reverend Kitto leads the school throughout the year in Sunday Chapel Services for boarders, Carol Services held at Wells Cathedral and whole school services for Harvest, Remembrance Day, Easter and our pupil leavers’ service, alongside weekly assemblies in Pre-Prep, Prep and year group chapel services.

Reverend Kitto with chaplaincy wellbeing dog Sir Nigel

Learn more about Chaplaincy at Millfield Prep here.

Other News

Yuhka

Millfield Upper Sixth student Yuka Machino was the highest placed female competitor in the world at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), held online this September.  She was the only female to win a gold medal and was placed 22nd out of 616 competitors, each one the very best from their country.

Senior Music Open Musicians' Platform Millfield

Millfield’s first evening concert in the Johnson Hall brought us The Open Musicians’ Platform to kick start the academic year. This concert is made for our intermediate students, between grades four to seven where we saw a great range of repertoire from various genres and instrumentation take stage, as well as some students performing for the first time in front of a socially distanced audience, as well as viewers at home via the live stream on Millfield’s Senior School YouTube Channel.