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Chaplain

Haere mai, I am your school Chaplain, please feel free to contact me:

Sarah King
Phone 476 8792 ext 862
027 491 2245

I am at school every morning until after lunch, do visit if you would like to chat.

My role at Marsden is to encourage and equip our students to explore the richness of a spiritual life. This is important for all of us as it helps us:

Find meaning
An article in the Medical Journal of Australia sums this up well - "Spirituality represents the broadest and deepest form of connectedness....it is the only form of meaning that transcends people's personal circumstances, social situation and the material world, and so can sustain them through trouble and strife of mortal existence”
(Richard M. Eckersley, “Culture, spirituality, religion and health: looking at the big picture”, in Medical Journal of Australia, 186:10, May 2007)

Find hope
The Christian message is one of hope. We are loved by a God who is intimately involved in every aspect of our lives, offering a promise and a purpose for each of us. 

Find health
Medical researchers, psychologists and sociologists are discovering what ancient Christian philosophers have known for centuries, the doorway to physical, mental and relational health is through spiritual health. Numerous studies affirm a positive correlation between religious belief and self-esteem, resilience, school performance, resistance to substance abuse, lowered suicide rates, lowered rates of anxiety and depression and well-being.

Arohanui
Sarah