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God's message in a changing world

Monkton Combe School - Christian Ethos Monkton Combe School was founded in 1868 by Reverend Francis Pocock to educate the sons of clergy and missionaries working overseas.

Christian Union

At Monkton, the Christian Union is an open space for students to explore their faith and continue in their walk with Jesus. On Wednesday evenings, over 100 members of the school’s Christian community join together in a relaxed environment to worship and share in fellowship. Renowned for its strong presence in the school, its student-led team and talks from various speakers, the Christian Union is fully alive in Monkton.

A primary focus of the CU is to meet the spiritual needs of the students. We aim to do this during CU L8R (a unique opportunity for the seniors to pray and worship on Wednesday evenings), prayer meetings (held in Friday break time with the perk of free biscuits) and by simply coming alongside fellow students when they need support. By investing time and energy into the Christian life of the school, the CU has seen God move throughout the student body and from hearing several testimonies it is clear that pupils are really getting to grips with their faith and how they walk it out day by day.

As a changing and growing group of young people, the CU aims to initiate new ways of meeting God, serving and accepting his people, and encouraging one another as the Body of Christ. We are so grateful for the opportunities that the school provides us with to help us grow in our faith and providing us with a true foundation for the future.'

The Hutchinson familyHead of Chaplaincy - Reverend Andy Hutchinson

Andy Hutchinson is married to Lyndsay and they have 4 children Lucia, Hugh, Jago and Talitha. Before joining Monkton as the Head of Chaplaincy Andy had been working for St. Giles’ Church, Derby for the last 6 ½ years being mainly involved in youth work, music and outreach. Before Derby and training for ordination at Oak Hill, London, Andy taught History and was assistant house master at Queen’s College, Taunton.

As Head of Chaplaincy Andy is responsible for the spiritual oversight of the school over all three sites in leading and facilitating the staff in helping nurture strong Christian foundations and values in the lives of the pupils.

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