Welcome to Chaplaincy at Christ the King, Mr D Jones (Chaplain)
Everything we do is based on the foundation of Christ’s teachings which we find in the Gospels. As the Lord says, it is not God’s will that anybody is lost (Matthew 18:14) but that we are all united with Him. We do this through our faith and our actions.
Chaplaincy is all about opportunity. We want everybody to have a full and abundant life (John 10:10) and this comes from knowing and following God and living out the life He has created us for. We are always available to support our family as we journey through our school life and beyond.
Prayer is a personal conversation with God. Our daily prayers, both in form time and during assembly, help us to build a friendship with God that will stay with us throughout our life.
Our prayers are a living and relevant expression of our relationship with God which is displayed through our interactions with others and the deepening of our understanding of our place in the world.
Our message is alternative, counter-cultural and revolutionary. It is a message of hope, peace, and love – all of which are gifts from God that we are encouraged to share with all who we meet (and even those who we don’t meet).
Secondary Schools are challenging environments where an overwhelming amount of things can happen at once. The Chapel is always open for prayer and offers a quiet environment away from the crowd, where individuals are able to pause, think and reflect. At Christ the King we want our young people to achieve academically, but we also care for the whole individual – each person is much more than a mark on a piece of paper. We care for their emotional and spiritual needs and aim to develop and nurture the whole person.
Saint Paul writing to Timothy, a young Bishop says, “Do not let anyone put you down because you are young. But be an example to others in your words, your actions, your love, your faith and your purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12).
Scripture is a textbook for what we should do with our lives. We follow that example by performing daily works of charity, encouraging friendship and allowing ourselves to make a difference, both in school and in the world we live.
We want to put our faith into action by organising events and fundraisers dedicated to raising money and attention to our designated charities and making a difference to our community and the wider world. This is our mission from God.