Faith and spirituality

As a Christian School within the Anglican tradition the spiritual life of our students and staff is integral to who we are as a community. At Melbourne Grammar School, we aim to develop within our students the ‘whole person’ which includes the spiritual dimension, which we loosely define as the human search for meaning.

In these difficult times, when the COVID-19 has forced us to isolate ourselves from each other, traditional spiritual practices associated with the Christian faith and other religious traditions can help us find stillness and meaning and give us a sense of hope and comfort.

In this section of the site we will post weekly quotes, prayers, and reflections and suggestions on how to remain peaceful, hopeful, centred and calm.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.
John 14:27 (NRSV)

Inspired by St Francis of Assisi

In this reflection, Rev’d Hans Christiansen contemplates on the learnings we can gain from the work of St Francis of Assisi who dedicated his life to supporting the poor and the vulnerable, and who had a deep love of nature.

The Holy Cross

This uplifting homily by Rev’d Hans Christiansen, Senior Chaplain, centres on the cross - the most sacred symbol in the Christian faith, embodying hope, forgiveness and love. It reminds us that, by recognising and sharing our pain and suffering, we can truly heal.

Spring time

Rev'd Hans Christiansen, Senior Chaplain, reflects on the hope that spring brings, and highlights a piece of beautiful text from the Songs of Solomon which celebrates love at a time when winter is past.

A Prayer for the Elderly

Rev'd Hans Christiansen invites those who feel comfortable doing so, to join him in a prayer for the elderly in our community.

Bible Study 5: Your Kingdom come

In the fifth and final study the author reflects upon the petitions of the most well-known of prayers, The Lord’s Prayer, and asks “What does it mean for God’s kingdom to come and God’s will be done in the time of COVID-19?”

Off-Campus Learning

This page provides a list of resources for students and parents designed to assist with off-campus learning.

Health and Wellbeing

This section includes resources which are aimed at helping students, staff and other members of the community take care of themselves and each other.  

Top Five

Here you'd find some ideas to make you smile, move, sing, cook, exercise, learn and more.  Five ideas on diverse topics, and more to come. Enjoy!

Faith and Spirituality

Ideas about how faith and spirituality can support you in these troubling times can be found here.