Ridley College Campus Life FAQ’s- When do I Attend Chapel? Assembly?

As a student at Ridley College you will find that you have a busy schedule, so chapel is a good place to slow down and reflect.  Chapel is on Monday and Tuesday morning from 8:25-8:40a.m. and on Fridays from 1:45-2:30p.m.  There is also an assembly on Thursday morning from 8:25-8:40a.m.

The Chapel services on Monday and Tuesday are shorter, and the focus is on life lessons. Announcements are also made during this time.  On Friday there is a longer service that is more Anglican based and there is a speech made by either Father Jason, a prefect, the Headmaster or a faculty member. Also, if you enjoy singing you may want to consider joining the chapel choir.  The choir performs during chapel and during special services such as the Christmas Nine Lessons and Carols.

The chapel was built in 1921 as a remembrance to the 61 Ridleians that died during WW I, it is one of Ridley’s most beautiful buildings.  Students have said that chapel is a good place to reflect and learn outside of the classroom. Father Jason or “FJ” as he is known is also an excellent person to turn to for advice.  There is an assembly on Thursday mornings and it is run by the prefects.  There are announcements made during this time and they are usually pretty entertaining! It is important to attend and be on time to chapel and assembly.  You don’t want to miss anything!