Chaplaincy & Worship
As a Christian College, it is important that our faith is central to the positive experience that students and staff have within their College community. Our College motto is "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life‟ (Via, Veritas, Vita).
Inspired by the teachings of Jesus, Christ the King College has been established as a joint Church of England and Catholic College, providing a Christian education, reflecting both Catholic and Church of England traditions, operating under the auspices of our two dioceses.
Gospel values underpin the College and Chaplaincy belief that provides support for students, staff and families in a variety of ways, including access to Sacraments, prayer groups, music groups, listening to needs, counselling and an opportunity to talk and be supported.
Within the College and the Chaplaincy Team, there are those who use their gifts and strengths for the benefit of the whole College community. We seek to honour God, love and care for our neighbours, both near and far, in all that we do, say and publicly stand for.
There is a daily Act of Worship in the morning, led by a tutor group, member of staff, the Chaplaincy team or an outside speaker, following our theme for the week. There are a number of opportunities throughout the year to support the work of various charities and projects.
The Christian nature of our College permeates all that we do.
The life, people and workings of the college are like a rich tapestry of many colours.
Some colours are vibrant; others are warm; yet others are subtle, while some are pastel shades.
Running through the tapestry are golden threads.
Some threads are bold and delineate; others are more sedate and enhance, while others are so fine that they imbue the very weave of the cloth.
The spiritual dimension to Christ the King College is made of the golden threads that run through its life, its people and its work.
O Living God,
When I am tired and frustrated and despairing,
Distracted by many thoughts,
Eaten up by multiple demands,
And hungry for your peace;
Help me to offer again the five loaves and two fishes that you have given me,
And so discover again the miracle of strength
That comes from sharing everything together
When we believe we have only a little.
Activities at Christ the King College
YfC (Youth for Christ) visit the College each Friday, providing a club for games and Christian input. All students are invited and encouraged to attend. YfC sessions are held in Lower College Hall during Friday lunchtime. The YfC team are also regular visiting speakers to the College daily Act of Worship, leading whole College, UC, LC and Year Group worship sessions.
Christian Union is a developing aspect of Christ the King College, with the group being run during Wednesday lunchtimes by members of the Sixth Form Team for Bible study and fellowship. All students are encouraged to attend. The Christian Union is held in the Christian Union Room next to L23 on Lower College. Students within the Christian Union are regularly involved with leading Acts of Worship for their peers. Members of the College Worship Band, who provide music for Acts of Worship, are also regularly involved in leading the worship themselves.