What is a Church a School?

What is a Church School? The Archbishop of Canterbury explains:

“A Christian school is one in which the atmosphere has that kind of openness about it, that sense that people are worth spending time with, that people need time to grow, need loving attention. The Christian Gospel says that every person has a unique task to do, with God, and for God, whether they know it or not. It doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone involved has to share the same theology or philosophy. It doesn’t mean that everyone knows that they have this relationship with God, and is consciously working at it. But a Christian school is one in which the entire atmosphere is pervaded by a conviction that there is something mysterious, and potentially wonderful, in everybody.”

Jan Ainsworth, the Church of England’s chief education officer, writes: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2009/may/09/faith-schools-discrimination

Archbishop Of Canterbury
http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org

Christian Values 4 Schools
http://www.christianvalues4schools.co.uk

The Bloxham Project – promoting and supporting chaplaincy in Church schools
http://www.bloxhamproject.org.uk

The Church of England | Church of England
http://www.cofe.anglican.org

Church Times
http://www.churchtimes.co.uk