Call to give up social media during Lent

22 Feb 2023

The Bishop of Christchurch, The Right Reverend Dr Peter Carrell, has spoken at our Ash Wednesday service, highlighting the importance of praying more deeply and giving more generously at this time while also suggesting that the boys give up social media every Wednesday during Lent.

Bishop Carrell has reminded the boys that “fasting can change us for the better” and to always “be intentional in the way we live for Jesus”.

Held in the Assembly Hall, the service celebrates an important marker in the Christian year, and the start of a period of self-examination.

The service has also been held on the 12th anniversary of the Canterbury earthquake.