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Christ's College Chapel Services


7 May — 7pm
14 May — 10am (300th anniversary Freemasons)
28 May — 7pm
11 June — 7pm
18 June — 7pm

Spirituality and Virtues

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

These are timeless values which, once learned, serve each boy well throughout his life. Our Chaplain guides the spiritual life of the school, following the broad ethos of Anglicanism, whilst recognising the multi-denominational nature of our community. 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 throughout the 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 Year 12 and 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 also essential for a broad education, and foundational 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.

Upcoming Events

Centre for ethics Bosco John

The fullness of life - positive psychology and the teaching of Jesus - Presented by Rev. Bosco Peters and John Quinn

Thursday 18 May, 7.30pm, The Chapman Room

Mr John Quinn is the newly appointed counsellor at Christ's College and also the inaugural holder of the new position, Director of Wellbeing and Positive Education. He will provide an introduction to positive psychology. The chaplain will place this in dialogue with the western, Christian approach to the fullness of life.

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Centre for ethics EleanorCapper

Laudato Si - The imperative to care for the environment - Presented by Sr Eleanor Capper

Thursday 8 June, 7.30pm, The Chapman Room

Laudato Si presents a Christian response and challenge in relation to ecology, climate change and care for the environment. Pope Francis subtitles this document "On Care for our Common Home". It is a worldwide wake up call to help humanity understand the destruction that we are rendering to the environment.

Sr Eleanor has wide experience from being a principal to currently resourcing Education for Parish Leadership and Service in the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. Her presentation on this important topic has been received with acclaim throughout our region.

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