One of the hidden treasures of the St Peter’s College community is the enjoyment and sense of belonging that the “Friends of the Chapel” brings to some of our parents and grandparents. This group meets once a term for a simple Chapel service, followed by afternoon tea and a guest speaker.
Originally formed in the 1980s for the purpose of embroidering the magnificent Chapel kneelers, the Friends of the Chapel now have a wider role in supporting the school chaplains, helping take care of some of the Chapel “treasures” (such as the historic silverware) and encouraging one another.
Recent projects have included the polishing and “sealing” of the Chapel’s lectern (the brass eagle), contributing to the cost of the organ restoration, and designing a special honour book, which lists all the past (and present) chaplains of St Peter’s College.
The Friends of the Chapel is open to anyone in the Saints community, both current and former parents, as well as grandparents. It is a lovely way to make new friends and support the work of the chaplaincy team in a practical way.
The Reverend Dr Theo McCall