“ It’s been really good to have this responsibility and it’s taught us both a lot about time chorister, but he is equally positive about the “balance” the Chapel Prefect duties provide in his life. “It adds another dimension to the things you do and it’s satisfying and enjoyable.”
The final big event for the two Chapel Prefects is Carols on the Quad, the annual outdoor Christmas service open to the whole College community. “This is a big event for us, which always receives a lot of support from the wider community,” says Henry. Term 4, brief though it is, is also the time when next year’s Chapel Prefects receive some training for their Year 13 roles. “We’ll get them into it and lead them through the things that have to be done.” Both Henry and Ederick say they’re appreciative of being given the roles themselves, and their respect for those who conduct the services and organise similar style events and services has grown throughout the year.
“There’s never a dull moment – we’re in producer type of roles. It’s been really good to have this responsibility and it’s taught us both a lot about time management, organisational skills, and punctuality.” “There are a lot of different elements to the way in which communication works in this role. We’ve learnt a lot.” Their responsibilities also include the changing of altar cloths to reflect the Christian calendar, and the preparation of the bread and wine for communion. Ederick also had the honour of being one of the youngest voting representatives at the Synod which resulted in Peter Carrell being named Bishop of Christchurch and College Warden. He has also taken part in a Covid-19 Zoom Synod.
management, organisational skills and punctuality. ” Ederick He
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