School’s service at Aitken College

Children and pets enjoying picnicAitken College families and friends recently gathered for their monthly Sunday worship at school. The service included a pet blessing service and was followed by a picnic lunch.

Aitken College chaplain Rev Jeanne Beale said the services at the college have been running since 2013 and have steadily grown as a fresh expression of church.

“It is such a blessing being able to share in worship,” Ms Beale said.

“Our monthly Sundays offer a way into the Gospel that is non-threatening and speaks to today’s young family.

“We have a half hour worship reflection, followed by cuppa, cakes and conversation, while we work together on reflective activities. It is wonderful to lead worship where I am just about the only one with grey hair!”


Chris Ward, director of chaplaincy at Aitken College, said the Sunday worship was one way the college is reaching out to the broader community.

“We have been running a variety of worship and community building opportunities since 2004,” he said.

“Our most successful is our monthly Wednesday evening messy church where we regularly have over 100 in attendance.”

This month’s Sunday service at Aitken College will focus on the theme “Spiritual Journey”.

The service will be held on 21 June at 10.30am, members of the wider community are welcome to attend.

For more information please contact Jeanne at, or call 9333 1866 during school hours.


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