Boys of all faiths are welcome in the Lindisfarne family, but enrolment requires a positive commitment to live by our special character, entrenched in the Christian faith and our Presbyterian heritage.
There are many layers to the Christian Dimension of our school but it is our Christian values that underpin everything we do, how we define the crucial characteristics who we are, what we do, and how others see us.
The Lindisfarne College Chapel is the cornerstone of our College; a place where the Lindisfarne College community comes together to explore the Christian values upon which the College is founded and celebrate special occasions.
Our Chaplain delivers a sermon to the students once a week and the boys conduct a second service organised into their respective House tutor groups. Two to three Sundays a term our families are invited to join their sons in worship for a family Chapel service.
We believe it is important to prepare students to think independently, to know
where they stand on issues and be able to defend their position, and to prepare them,
as best we can, for the challenges of the wider world.
Far from Iona's rocky shore
At Oswald's call St Aidan sailed,
To found upon the Holy Isle
His Church of Lindisfarne.
Then Cuthbert followed in his wake
to spread the Gospels far and wide;
And Lindisfarne became the seat
Of learning, love and light.
Now far across the mighty seas,
Far from old Durham's cloistered walls
There stands another Lindisfarne
In Hawke's Bay's sunny clime.
The Aidan and the Cuthbert Cross
Now stand united in our crest,
Surmounted by the severed head
Of Oswald, king and saint.
May we, O Lord, in years to come,
As did the saints of Lindisfarne,
By striving ever in Thy Name,
Find Highways in the Heart.
God our Heavenly Father, grant Your blessing on our School. Give us the true love of knowledge and so guide our work and games, our clubs and societies, that we may take home and into the community that ideal of service which You give us in Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.