Spirituality at St Christopher's

The RE Department I see....

The Department I see is God and Learning-centred, Purpose-driven and pupil-empowering!

The Department I see is all-inclusive, A place where every child matters on the basis of who they are, not what they do, or don't do.

Differences on a Social, Cultural, Religious, Ethnic, Disability or Gender basis are irrelevant.

Our core value, our very DNA is that everybody counts, matters and belongs. Full stop.

St Christopher's RE Department is a place where all pupils will be given multiple opportunities to accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ for themselves. They will also be given opportunity to engage with, be enriched by, and learn from the other five main religions in the world: Buddhism, Hindu Dharma, Islam, Judaism and Sikh Dharam as well as the claims of those with no religion.

At St Christopher's RE Department, belief is everything. The belief that things can be changed and improved, that the ordinary can be taken and made into the extraordinary. Any boundary can be moved, any opinion can be changed, any problem can be solved. The belief that we all should have goals, aims and outrageous ambitions. More than anything, it's the belief that we all have the strength within us to make our dreams come true.

The greatest gift you can bring with you to your lessons is a spirit of agreement with this vision.

Mr CJ Pountain
Head of RE/Director of Spirituality

Spirituality News 

This term, our worship has looked a bit different, but it remains absolutely central to all that we do, our very heartbeat and DNA. Unable to meet together for our usual Main assemblies, and programme of form and year group Communions due to the current restrictions, we have instead switched our focus to the form rooms. Our form teachers, assisted by form worship co-ordinators, show thought-provoking high quality ‘Christian values-themed’ C. of E. ‘Faith at home’ videos, alongside some excellent worship resources, including prayers and Bible readings, some of which our school have contributed to. Our chaplains have created a series of form time worship videos too to support the themes. We might not be able to worship is our usual way, but we remain committed to building God’s Kingdom at St. Christopher’s in all that we do.

Archbishop of York - Young Leaders Award

Please download a copy of our previous pupil's work for the Archbishop of York's - Young Leaders Award.

Form Time Worship Resources

Below you will find links to our Form Time Worship videos, which are to replace our Main Assemblies during these unusual times. Each week we will have a different themed video, kindly done by our local Chaplains. We hope you find them of use in your own worship.