As a Chaplaincy Team we have launched our weekly Faith Focus Videos. These reflect on the School theme of the week and are based on a piece of scripture. They include a time to respond to the scripture and a weekly mission we can carry out. These are spoken about on the following week to see how they’ve been lived out. These videos support form time prayer and we hope your children will discuss what they’ve heard with you at home.
On the 7th – 8th June 2023, The Catholic Schools Inspectorate inspected our school.
Upon completion of the inspection, the Catholic Schools Inspectorate concluded that Christ the King is a Good Catholic school.
To view the full report, please click the link below:
Last term, 57 students in Year 8 went to The Briars for a week where they spent time forming as community, praying, and taking part in activities to enhance their faith.
We continue with our monthly 1st Friday of the month mass, and we had the addition of the Ascension Day last month, so we had a voluntary Mass to celebrate. We have started two lunchtime prayer
groups, Adoration on a Monday, and Lectio Devina on a Thursday from 12:45.
We also said goodbye to our Year 13’s and Year 11’s with leavers liturgies.
This term we look forward to the diocesan Lourdes pilgrimage where we are taking 6 young people from Year 11- 6th form for the first time since 2019. If you have any prayer intentions that you would like us to take to the Grotto, then please contact Lucy or Charles.
We are heading down to Good Shepherd Church on the feast day of St Peter and Paul to celebrate Mass as a whole school – look out for the link to watch online!
Mass and lunchtime prayers will continue through to the end of the year so please keep coming down and spending time in the Chapel.
As we are both full time, either Charles or Lucy will always be in the Chapel, so we encourage you to come and see us anytime. Take care and we hope you have a great final half term!
Lucy & Charles
Last term saw the launch of our Mission Champions. Each tutor group has chosen a Mission Champion. All Houses are leading a project in order to follow Catholic Social Teaching and the importance of caring for others. This may be focused on a charity or raising awareness about something that is important for the care of others and themselves.
Each House has their own project that was suggested in form time and agreed on in the Mission Champion House group. Their chosen projects are:
Canterbury– Autism Awareness Day and Tourette’s Awareness Day
Holywell – Equality for all, focus on equality for women
Lindisfarne – Cancer research and care for the environment
Iona – Raise awareness and funds for Ukraine, Raise awareness of Mental Health
Walsingham – Black Lives Matter, Raise money for Turkey/Syria disaster
Our focus this term is obviously on our Lenten pledges. We will spend time in prayer on Ash Wednesday asking our students to focus their thoughts on how we can take part in the three challenges of Lent to pray, fast and give to others.
Students will be given the opportunity during form Acts of Worship to reflect on the stations of the cross. These are prayerful reflections on Jesus’ journey to the cross. Staff and students in school have recorded these prayers and they will be made available on the website for any parents who would like to join us in these prayerful moments. You can take a look at our School prayers by clicking here.
Students are being encouraged to give something up during Lent to share in Jesus’ experience in the desert at the start of his ministry. We are encouraging them to think about how fasting doesn’t have to mean going without, it can also be a commitment to do more for those around them.
Give to others
There will be several fundraising events taking place this half term, including a non-uniform day, cake sales and much more. We encourage students to do what they can to support these events.