PCSU is one of the largest extra-curricular activities in college. Weekly meetings on Fridays at lunchtime in the Assembly Hall are very popular, with at times up to 200 students attending a programme of varied events, from worship sessions, to bible studies and socials.
Special evening events range from an energetic Social held just before the Christmas holidays, a Dinner Dance and the annual final SU night before the study leave period.
Most meetings have a time of worship led by students and a talk from a guest speaker, testimonies from students or other activities such as teacher panels.
Every year, the SU weekend takes place in March and continues to be a good opportunity for fellowship and fun.
SU is organised by a committee of 5 students and 3 teachers who meet every Monday at lunchtime for overall planning and specifics of each week’s programme. The Friday meetings are run by the students for the students.
Autumn 2020 saw the development of SU Small Groups for each Year group, with Years 11 and 12 following The Alpha course with senior students in Years 13 and 14 leading their own Bible studies.
There are also two prayer meetings – one before school and the other on a Tuesday lunchtime.
SU Teachers hold these two overall aims:
- SU should be an opportunity for students to increase their knowledge of God and develop opportunities to explain their beliefs.
- SU is a training ground for future leaders as the students should be involved in all aspects of planning and delivery.
PCSU Weekend 2020
PCSU ‘Transformed’ in Castlewellan
Around 80 students from PCSU enjoyed a snow free weekend in Castlewellan Castle with speaker John Graham addressing the theme of ‘Transformed’. It was a weekend of warm fellowship characterised by the usual late Friday night walk, Saturday night RAVE and lots of food. Thanks to the committee who made it all happen.
PCSU Weekend 2019
PCSU ‘unashamed’ in Castlewellan
79 students from PCSU enjoyed a snow free weekend in Castlewellan Castle with speaker Alex Richardson addressing the theme of ‘Unashamed’, taking studies from John 4 and the letter to the Ephesians. It was a weekend of warm fellowship characterised by the usual late Friday night walk, Saturday night RAVE and lots of food. Thanks to the committee who made it all happen.