Chaplaincy

Aim

The aim of the Chaplaincy is for every pupil entering the school to have a clear understanding of the character, claims and teaching of Jesus Christ by the time they leave. Our pupils come from a wide variety of backgrounds and represent a broad spectrum of understanding. Some arrive with a mature faith, others are just starting out and many have a bag load of questions.
 
Our Founder was a generous Christian man who wanted every pupil to encounter the Christian faith while at Kingham Hill. The Chaplaincy’s primary concern is to teach the Bible, model Christian living and encourage pupils to consider Christ for themselves.
 

Opportunities

Running alongside the Chapel services we have a variety of informal and optional meetings for the pupils. On these occasions we encourage pupils to think for themselves about the issues of Christian faith and belief. We enjoy discussion and debate on a whole range of issues - biblical and contemporary. Although by no means compulsory, pupils are encouraged to participate in the meetings and to contribute in particular ways to Chapel services.
 
In addition to the weekly meetings we have regular visits from Christian friends. Through speaking, singing, acting or sport they share the Christian faith with us. And then there are visits to local Christian events – churches, plays, films and youth groups. During the term, we have optional weekends away for senior pupils. During the summer holidays, many students attend summer holiday camps and ventures with Lymington Rushmore and Christians in Sport. There’s always a lot going on!
 

The Team

The Chaplain leads a team of Christian graduates, known as Pastoral Assistants. A ‘PA’ is attached to every boarding house. The Chaplaincy team is very happy to pray for you and your family. Please e-mail the Chaplain with any requests.
 

Chaplaincy Timetable:

Chapels
 
Mon – Headmaster’s Assembly
Tue – Junior Chapel (Senior tutor time)
Wed – All School Chapel
Thu – Senior Chapel (Junior tutor time)
Fri – ‘Variety Friday’ – an opportunity for reflection, music recital, trip report, student drama, staff announcements etc
Sun – Chapel is usually at 8pm
 
Christian Union (open to all pupils but optional)
 
Junior CUs:
These occur on Friday lunchtimes. We eat together, then study one aspect of the Christian faith. Each year group CU is lead by a member of staff and a Pastoral Assistant.
 
Senior CUs:
These follow a similar pattern to the Junior CUs, but they meet on a Monday. Senior pupils are encouraged to serve junior pupils as assistant leaders in the Junior CUs. 
As members of the 6th form CUs prepare to leave Kingham Hill, they are urged to consider Christian service in the summer. For example, they can join the Zambian summer trip or take a year off and serve with a Christian charity in the UK or overseas.
 
 

 

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