Slough and Eton Church of England Business & Enterprise College welcomes our School Chaplain

The Reverend Andrew Wickens


Team Vicar and School Chaplain

Slough & Eton Business and Enterprise College (three days per week, term time)

Parish of Upton-cum-Chalvey - St Peter’s Chalvey (two days per week plus Sunday)


Our vision

The vision of this chaplaincy role is to live and tell the Story of God within this spiritually diverse and vibrant school and community context of Slough.

Slough is a spiritual town, with one of the highest percentages of religious affiliation per capita in the UK. It comprises of people from a wide variety of deeply committed faith backgrounds, who come from many different cultures and diverse national backgrounds.

The Chaplaincy will support the Church of England’s Vision for Education in the school to offer “life in all its fullness” (John 10:10) to everyone in this spiritually and culturally diverse and vibrant school community. This will largely be delivered through high quality pastoral and spiritual care for all, and by being the ‘public face of God’ for the school community.


Fr Andrew was  licensed on the  22nd May in St Peter’s Chalvey by the Bishop of Oxford, the RT Revd Dr Steven Croft.


Welcome Fr Andrew.

Licensing Service – held 22 May-(Extract-Church)

This was an amazing service celebrating our church life and our good relationships with our schools and our town.

Fr Andrew is very grateful for the support from across the parish at his licensing held at St Peter’s last Wednesday.  It was an uplifting experience and he and his family feel truly welcome to Slough. 

He serves as Team Vicar at St Peter’s and as Chaplain to Slough & Eton College.  He writes, “I’m looking forward very much to working alongside you all as together we seek to witness and serve among the people of Chalvey and beyond”.  



Welcome Speech

Suhani Niranjan Shimoga: Year 12

Leadership roles
·         Student Head of Sixth Form Societies
·         Manager of Slough and Eton Essentials Shop
·         Young Interpreter 

I’m delighted to welcome you all as we warmly greet Father Andrew to our school community. Our vision, "Living life in all its fullness" (John 10:10), inspires us to embrace every moment with purpose and gratitude.

Father Andrew's appointment is a true blessing to Slough and Eton. His wisdom and compassion will enrich our spiritual journey and further strengthen our established foundation. We hold dearly to our Christ values of communication, honesty, responsibility, initiative, success, and tolerance, which guide in everything we do.

Under Father Andrew's leadership, we will strive to further embrace these values, enhancing our nurturing environment where every member of our community can truly thrive.

On behalf of Slough and Eton, welcome, Father Andrew. We are excited to have you join our community on this journey.

Thank you


Collective Worship