Spirituality and Virtues

Throughout its long and rich history, Christ's College has maintained its foundation in Christian values, expecting boys to live lives underpinned by honesty, respect, spirituality, justice, compassion and stewardship.

These are timeless values that, once learnt, will serve each boy well throughout his life. Our Chaplain guides the spiritual life of the school, following the broad ethos of Anglicanism, while recognising the multi-denominational community in which we live. College welcomes boys of all religions and cultures.

At the heart of the school stands the Chapel. All boys attend Chapel services on Monday and Friday mornings, congregational singing practice on Wednesdays, and at least two Sunday services each term. Parents and families are warmly welcomed at Sunday services.

Boys are invited to be baptised, if they wish, and a confirmation course is offered to Years 12–13 students.

In religious education classes, boys have the opportunity to learn about the great religions of the world, and to reflect on their own beliefs. Knowing about religion, philosophy and ethics is not only valuable to finding meaning in life but is essential for a broad education and provides a foundation for other subjects – from Art to English to History.

We aim to help the boys develop a mature understanding of social and cultural differences and to meet the challenges of good citizenship.

Chapel Services

Term 1

  • Sunday 14 February
  • Sunday 28 February
  • Sunday 14 March
  • Sunday 28 March

Term 2

  • Sunday 9 May
  • Sunday 23 May
  • Sunday 20 June
  • Sunday 4 July

Term 3

  • Sunday 1 August
  • Sunday 15 August
  • Sunday 5 September
  • Sunday 19 September

Term 4

  • Sunday 31 October – (compulsory for Years 11–13)
  • Sunday 28 November – Advent service (compulsory for Years 9–10)