Part of Chapel worship provides the opportunity to listen to a homily. A homily is a short talk that usually picks up a theme or passage from the Scriptures and explores ways in which it can connect to our lives. Our talks are designed to be uplifting and relevant to young people, and we enjoy injecting creativity and media illustrations that relate to our themes.

At King's, we strive to talk to our students about faith in a way that shows it is a useful and important part of our lives, so on this page we have made all of our latest Chapel talks available.

  1. Easter Service 2016 - Rev. Warner Wilder

    There’s the story of the little boy who went into a drug store. He goes over to the phone, puts in his coins and dials a number. The store owner observed and couldn’t help hearing the conversation. Boy: ‘Lady, can you give me a job mowing your lawn?’ Woman: (at the other end of the phone) “I already have someone to mow my lawn.’ Boy: ‘Lady, I will mow your lawn for half the price of the person who mows your lawn now.’ Woman: ‘I’m very satisfied with the person who is presently mowing my lawn.’ Boy: ‘Lady, I’ll even sweep your drive.’ Woman: ‘No thank you.’

  2. Sacrifice in the Season of Lent - 1 John 3:16-20

    Reading: 1 John 3:16-20 A new recruit went into training, hoping to become a marine. He was one of those young men who seem to be a bit out of step with the norm, and he easily became the subject of ridicule for those who enjoy picking on off-beat people.

  3. Presentation of the Sacristans - Sunday, 14th of February.

    The following notice was spotted in the Lost and Found section of a newspaper. ‘Lost dog - $50 reward. Black and tan dog of Poodle and German Shepherd descent.

  4. Advent Carol Sermon

    To get into the spirit of a certain occasion is something we are often exhorted to do. Sometimes it is very easy to get into the spirit. There was really no need for any exhortation for the country to embrace the spirit of occasion in the weeks and days of the Rugby World Cup.

  5. Forgiveness - Luke 7:36-50 - Rev. Warner Wilder

    You might remember the incident in South Carolina a few weeks ago when a young man, Dylann Storm Roof, opened fire while attending a Bible study group, killing nine people. Felicia Sanders survived the attack by pretending to be dead, but lost her 26 year-old son. At a bond hearing she told Dylann, “You have killed some of the most beautiful people I know. Every fibre in my body hurts, and I’ll never be the same.” And then remarkably she forgave him.

  6. Pentecost Sunday

    Today is Pentecost Sunday and so marks the beginning of the season of Pentecost in our Church. In our reading from Acts we hear how the disciples were gathered together, along with many other people, to celebrate the Jewish festival of Pentecost.

  7. ANZAC Day Address to Students

    I don’t need to remind you that our Chapel was built in memory of those Old Boys who were killed in the First World War and whose names, all 111 of them, are recorded on the memorial plaque under what is known as the Memorial Window.

  8. Easter Service - Rev. Warner Wilder

    My friends, without people we have nothing. Without relationships we are nothing. We are shaped, sustained, uplifted, identified by our relationships.

  9. Palm Sunday Sermon - Rev. Warner Wilder

    Please remember that we do not have to be perfect, without fault, to give ourselves such love. If we wait for perfection, it never arrives. We must open the door of our hearts to ourselves, whatever we have done. Once inside, then we are perfect.

  10. The Purpose of Your Education at King's - Rev. Warner Wilder

    What is the purpose of your education here at King’s? If you asked ten people that question, you would more than likely receive ten different answers. And to be fair, there is probably a variety of good and relevant answers you could give to that question.

  11. Faith Changes Things - Rev. Warner Wilder

    Through faith we have a sense of security, a sense of direction, a sense of belonging. We gain a strength and comfort in dealing with the challenges of life. When we have faith in God it is amazing how things can fall into place in our lives.

  12. The Power of Hospitality - Rev. Gareth Walters

    When we think about The Lord’s Supper, we're reminded that there’s nothing quite like the joy of eating with friends. As Jamie Oliver says, "If you can eat with mates or friends or family, I mean, it's such a brilliant thing isn't it?"

  13. Mystery, Meaning and Love - Rev. Murray Bean

    English personality Stephen Fry in an interview with an Irish journalist, was asked, “Stephen, what if, in spite of your atheism, you were to die and find yourself arriving at the Pearly Gates. What would you say to God?”

  14. The Problem of Pain - Rev. Warner Wilder

    Tuesday, 3 March and Wednesday, 4 March Why does God allow good people to suffer? Far greater minds than mine have addressed this issue down through the ages and will continue to do so for ages to come but for what it is worth, here is my penny’s worth.

  15. The more you give, the more you receive

    Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give”. Never has a truer word been spoken.