About the Apollos Trust

(Formerly the Tenterden Schools Christian worker trust)

Beginnings

Early in 2011 Anglican churches in the then Tenterden Deanery started discussing the possibility of providing Homewood School with a full-time Christian Schools Worker, to work exclusively in the school.

The plan developed momentum with the strong enthusiasm and support of the Principal of Homewood, Sally Lees who became a strong advocate, and provided a compelling vision of how the Christian Schools Worker would be welcomed at Homewood.

The project five years on

Nathan Wilson was appointed as the first Christian Schools Worker to Homewood in April 2012, and left in July 2016. We then appointed Richard Dowling in January 2017 as our new Christian Schools Worker. In the last five years we been developing this, into a highly successful project building on our original vision:

  • To support and encourage Christian pupils, and staff
  • To provide pastoral support to the whole school community
  • To help the teaching of the social and spiritual curriculum, including ERS (Ethical and Religious Studies).
  • To help with planning and leading of school clubs.

We believe this project is important because

  • It links the young members of our churches, who would otherwise be isolated,
  • It offers continuity of support, which many churches offer through our primary schools, on into secondary school.
  • It demonstrates churches working together as a sign of the Kingdom of God.
  • It shows God’s love to Young People in a way that was not possible before

Please support us with donations and prayer.

The Apollos Trust is registered with the Charity Commission. Number: 1148017