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Anglican Ethos



Chapel of St Mary & St GeorgeThe religious, spiritual and liturgical life of the school is central to its mission; be that enacted in the Chapel, in the classroom, on the stage, or on the sporting field, in social activities, or while travelling to and from the school.  Guildford Grammar School promotes a Christian ethos in an Anglican tradition which is inclusive, ecumenical and liturgical, thereby recognising a thoughtful, enquiring and proper place for the Bible, Tradition and Reason, properly exercised, in informing Christian discipleship and for the building up of the Kingdom of God.
 
In so much as the Chapel is the most striking building of the school it symbolises the importance the school places upon the centrality of the Christian experience lived out in the Anglican tradition within the School.
 
The School Chapel is a quiet place in the School: it is a place of prayer and reflection for all members of the school community. It proclaims a message that God is present among his people; that Jesus is alive and is ready to answer prayer; that the Holy Spirit calls us to love and understanding with each other. The Eucharist is at the heart of its worship and proclaims that in broken bread and shared wine we seek to reflect the self-giving love of Christ.
 
While the School welcomes those from all beliefs, and none, it is expected that all members will live a life reflective in word and deed of the example of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. To that end the School seeks to respond to human need with loving service, to be non-judgmental and inclusive.  All students are required to attend Chapel services, congregational singing and participate in the Christian and religious education classes of the School.


Learn more about the magnificent Chapel of St Mary & St George.