SPIRITUAL LIFE AT EPWORTH HIGH SCHOOL
The moral compass of Epworth is set by the spiritual qualities embedded in the Christian faith. As a Christian school our religious expression is shaped by the Methodist philosophy of actualising faith in community. We walk the talk.
Epworth pupils represent many different denominations and play an active part in the school’s spiritual activities. There are many opportunities for fellowship, service and leadership. We also welcome pupils of all faiths.
All pupils attend weekly chapel services, and the boarders attend chapel on Sunday evenings. We also hold special chapel services throughout the year to celebrate Christian holidays, such as Easter and Christmas. Pupils, staff and parents are invited to these events.
Weekly cell groups, comprising six to eight pupils, which focus on fellowship and Bible study, meet during the school day and are led by senior pupils. Pupils may choose to rather participate in our FACT programme, where current issues are discussed, without a religious focus.
We have a Students’ Christian Association (SCA) that meets weekly. It provides a safe space for Christian pupils to worship together, receive teaching, have discussions, pray for and support one another. At least once a term, we engage with SCAs from other boys’ and girls’ schools.
Confirmation classes take place during the second and third terms and culminate in our confirmation service in the third term. There is also the opportunity for pupils to be baptised at this service. Confirmation is open to all pupils from Grades 8 to 12.