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Our Chaplain

Our Chaplain

Joe McCay

My name is Joe McCay and I am the Lay Chaplain at Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy.


Being a Catholic has always been a part of me and it is a very special part of me. Something which I feel obliged to try and pass on to others so that they can see the love of God in their lives. After trying to do this through training to be a priest, I found myself in sabbatical mode and searching for others ways to do this. School chaplaincy was where God wanted me to go and I have enjoyed every minute.


I am a huge Leeds United fan, which Mr Della-Spina is not too happy about! I have a season ticket and go to as many games as I can. I would say that it is a fun thing to do, but unfortunately I cannot guarantee that it always is!

I play five a side football and also enjoy a good game of snooker. Whatever it may be, I enjoy the company of my friends and family and my aim in life is to have as much laughter and smiles with them as I can. Remember everyone, a day without a smile is a day wasted!


I look forward to meeting you all and hope you all enjoy meeting us too! If you ever need to contact me then do not hesitate to. That is for everyone! Staff, student, governors, parents, if you ever need some support then feel free to contact me via these avenues:

Email –

Telephone – 0115 955 6262 Ext. 156