Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, visit to Christ the King College
Tue 25 Nov 2014
On the afternoon of Friday, 21st November, students, staff and parents of Christ the King College attended a talk with well-known Conservative party politician and MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg.
Mr Rees-Mogg, who has regularly been a guest on popular television program…
In the Summer of 2013, nine students, along with three teachers, visited Ethiopia to complete voluntary work with a school in Gondar. The trip, allowed both for an insight for our students into the poverty that exists around the world, and for us to see the beauty of the culture and the country. Since returning, as a group, the students have been supporting three students at the school we visited, helping them to buy the clothes and equipment they need for their education. We periodically raise money for this cause, and this Christmas are selling decorations (click on the image for the link) for this purpose. We are grateful for any support you can provide. Best Wishes and a Merry Christmas Students and Staff who visited Ethiopia
It seems that, with every passing year, the Founder’s Day Worships take on a different and deeper significance. This year, the Feast of Christ the King falls on National Youth Day; what better time then both to celebrate our young people, to pray for their spiritual lives and their futures, whilst giving thanks for the challenges, joy and satisfaction they bring to all of us who have the privilege of working with them. Founder’s Day at Christ the King College is also an opportunity for reflection, for pausing and contemplating what we have achieved at our College and what we continue to aspire to achieve.
In this morning’s Worship, I asked our students to consider the meanings of names; indeed, I suspect many will now ask you why you chose the names for your children, whether they have any special significance or meaning and whether you think their names reflect their whole personality and being. Whilst, in the year preceding the founding of Christ the King College, we embarked on widespread consultation for choosing a name for our school, there was never any doubt that it had to be Christ the King College. So, have we lived up to such a wonderful name? Are we, the Christ the King College community, true ambassadors? Do we, in our actions and words, demonstrate the love for one another and the love of God that underpins our College; the Gospel values that are the foundational principles of our College and to which we should all subscribe?
From the inception of the journey to become Christ the King College to the exciting place where we are now as an 11-18 school, our students have certainly been wonderful ambassadors, showing us the way forward and exemplifying the values which we espouse in so many ways; we are all so proud of them. Ask, therefore, over this weekend which marks the Feast of Christ the King, that we pray for our students, that they may continue to be true ambassadors for Christ the King College and all that the name of our school represents, and that we ask for God’s continued presence in their and our lives as we strive to provide a Christian education founded solidly on Gospel values and our College motto: Via Veritas Vita. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through me.”
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