Chaplain's Chat

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Term 3 Week 6


One of the great speakers at the Anglican Schools Conference focused on what it means to be an Anglican school, a topic that had been addressed recently this year at a meeting of many principals, teachers and clergy.

Here are just some of the key features you might find interesting.

• The centrality of the Gospel and the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
• The joy of worship in Chapels, the celebration of the Eucharist, the quietness of Retreats, and the covering of all that we do with prayer.
• The study of the Scriptures, exploring the background, genre, purpose and messages of the various books, using reason and higher order thinking skills to draw conclusions, and all the arts and technology available to engage in and respond to God’s word.
• The deliberate choice to live according to biblical values, with a heart of compassion for service to those in need, in response to all God has done for us in Jesus Christ.
• A balance between the traditions of the Church and the need to be relevant to the current generation, so students and staff are able to relate to the Gospel and to find meaning in it.
• The practice of Generous Hospitality which welcomes people of all nations’ denominations and faiths, or of no faith.
Surely this is a description of our College, and surely this is something to warm our hearts and bless our souls.



Blessings,
Reverend Elroy Mee
College Chaplain