The Apollos Trust


We are delighted to announce that The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury is now our Patron

Justin Welby at Lambeth Palace

Welcome to The Apollos Trust

The Trust’s core aim is to provide Christian support within Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre, Tenterden and at The Marsh Academy, New Romney.

The project grew out of the need for rural churches seeking ways to support their young people in their parishes as they move from small local primary schools to one of the large secondary schools.  At this important stage in their life, many young people lose contact with their local church whose reach is normally limited to their primary school.

Many Churches have come together to create this imaginative project to fund Christian schools workers whose role is to provide ministry to these young people and the staff; building on the foundations laid at primary school, and to enable the development of their faith in an age-appropriate manner.    Many of the communities that feed into Homewood School and The Marsh Academy are small and remote, and one of the best places to provide Christian support for them is through their school.

The project is the result of a strong ecumenical partnership between Anglican and Free churches within the catchment area of Homewood School in Tenterden, The Marsh Academy in New Romney and support of the Diocese of Canterbury.   We can only sustain this ministry with your support, please remember the Trust in your prayer and consider supporting financially.   Please see our donations page,  and come to one of public meetings.

Both Homewood and the Marsh Academy are inclusive secular secondary schools in which students of all faiths or none are welcomed and nurtured.

To stay up to date with our latest activities please take a look at our latest Newsletter here –  Apollos Newsletter

Our Vision

  • To work within Homewood School and The Marsh Academy to promote and support the
    spiritual ethos in each school and their feeder primary schools.
  • To initiate projects that will encourage students to explore and experience their own spirituality within the Christian faith.
  • To disciple students in their spiritual growth.

Our name is inspired by 1 Corinthians 3. Paul writes “I planted the seed in your heart, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow”. This verse inspires our vision to seek to “water” and thereby encourage the seeds of faith to grow. In doing so, it is our aim to support students and staff on their spiritual journey. We affirm, as Paul declared, that all this is only ever done with the help of God.

Our Values
We seek to fulfil our vision by:

  • Offering a ministry of Christian presence
  • To offer support and help when needs arise
  • Acknowledging and respecting the values of each school

(The Apollos Trust – Formerly Known as The Tenterden Schools Christian Worker Trust: TSCW Trust)