Anglican Values

Canterbury is proudly an Anglican school, operating in cooperation with the Anglican Schools Commission.

The vocation of Anglican Schools is education driven by a vision of humanity shaped by the image of God made visible in Jesus, present in every human being.

Each year the Archbishop of Brisbane, The Most Reverend Dr Phillip Aspinall, delivers a message to Anglican schools with a specific theme for the year. In 2020 the theme is Being Together.

Because we are an Anglican school,

  • We value diversity (faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability) and welcome everyone with generous hospitality.
  • We live out gospel values of kindness, generosity, love, justice, fairness, truth, hospitality, service, compassion, forgiveness and redemption.
  • We seek truth via intellectual endeavour and embrace science and philosophy to answer the big questions.
  • We know and care for the development of the whole person (mind, body and spirit).
  • We seek to serve our community, seek justice and a voice for the voiceless.
  • We observe spiritual and liturgical traditions and seek to make sense of them in a modern way.
Anglican Values images pegged to a piece of string, featuring the bush chapel, stained glass window

Worship at Canterbury includes an annual program of chapels and worship opportunities where every member of the College community is encouraged to attend and participate. These include Junior School and Secondary School Chapels, Year Level Eucharists and Chapels, and the annual Family Chapel Service and House Chapels.

Religious Education Curriculum

Our Anglican faith is reinforced through RAVE lessons from Prep to Year 10 and regular lectures and tutorials in Years 11 and 12.

Service and Mission

A key aspect of spiritual life at Canterbury is that of service to those in need, whether in the local community, wider Queensland and Australian community or overseas. The Canterbury College community is one of great compassion and generosity, and supports the ministry of many causes, including the Anglican Board of Mission, annual Archbishop’s Appeals, local parishes, retirement villages and many welfare and community organisations across Logan. Our students and staff have regularly travelled overseas to developing countries to assist local communities with building, sanitation, tree planting, education and other important initiatives.

Our places of worship

The senior students of 2011 built a Bush Chapel, continuing the Canterbury tradition of each Year 12 cohort giving a graduation gift. Set among the trees and built from natural resources, the much-loved Bush Chapel’s purpose is a place for students to be united, connected and comforted.

A second Bush Chapel was built in 2019, overlooking the athletics track and with a beautiful view back towards the rest of the campus, giving the College another outdoor space for taking classroom teaching outdoors, special events or a just quiet space for individual or group reflection.

The Chapel of the Good Shepherd was donated by The Anglican Church Grammar School shortly after Canterbury was founded. The gorgeous stained glass windows were installed by staff and students. Year level Chapels, class Eucharists, Baptisms, Communions and Confirmations have all been held here. Many past students return to the chapel for special occasions.