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)

Making sense of our senses

The physical immediacy and visual cues that aid our interpretation of words and build our relationships are often missing when corresponding through ‘screens’. In this compelling reflection, Rev’d Malcolm Woolrich, Wadhurst Chaplain highlights aspects of the sense-related themes flowing throughout Scripture and explains why he is looking forward to the return to an on-campus environment.

*NEW* Prayers for use during the coronavirus outbreak

The Church of England presents a small collection of prayers for personal and group use at this challenging time in our lives, when may be struggling to find words to express how we feel.

*NEW* Made for Relationships

Senior Chaplain, Rev'd Hans Christiansen, reflects on the importance of relationships to us all.

A Prayer for the ANZAC Weekend

A prayer for families to share on the upcoming Anzac Day weekend, written by Rev'd Hans Christiansen, Senior Chaplain.

An Anzac Day reflection

Senior Chaplain, Rev'd Hans Christiansen, considers why some things need to be remembered forever.

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.