The Old Boy's support of the Chapel Campaign





Since the opening of the new Chapel of St Bede in September 2019, we are reflecting on the incredible generosity of our community that has allowed us to once again have a dedicated place of worship on site. We are very thankful for the wonderful support we have received from Old Boys and extended friends of St Bede’s. We were without a dedicated Chapel since 2011 and while the College was committed to building a new one, we knew we couldn’t do it on our own.

The Chapel is the soul of our school and it is a clear statement of who we are and what we stand for. We are humbled by the efforts of our community to return the Chapel to the College and we are grateful that future generations of Bedeans will have a space to learn, grow and express their faith.

We want to extend our sincere thanks to you for the important part you played in the success of this project. We would also like to mention that it has truly been a pleasure for us to have the opportunity to re-engage with Old Boys that we had lost contact with through this fundraising campaign.

Acknowledging Your Contribution

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We have taken the time to develop a comprehensive package of opportunities to acknowledge contributors and connect them with the Chapel, both within its walls and externally around the building’s entrances.

There are exclusive aspects in this acknowledgement programme for families or individuals who feel connected to particular features including wooden pews, stained glass windows restored from the old Chapel.

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The strong desire to include these windows has contributed to the overall Chapel design having a traditional flavour and they have been an important part of the design process for our architect Alec Bruce.

The construction of some of the features of the old Chapel have been incorporated sensitively into the new Chapel, which will link many generations of Bedeans to today’s boys.

We invite you talk to us about where you feel your family’s contribution could best be positioned.