End of term Chapel service

07 Apr 2022

The organ played, the choir sang. For a moment, it seemed pre-Covid!

A glimpse of normality occurred today as the choir beautifully represented the whole school at the end-of-term live-streamed Chapel Service.

Hymns and choral music, including “Pie Jesu” featuring two stunning Year 9 trebles, Oscar Stove and Marcello Ferguson, transformed the closure to Term 1 and pre-Easter service led by Chaplain Cameron Pickering.

Next Thursday would be Maundy Thursday, he said, the day in Holy Week that commemorates the washing of the feet and the last supper of Jesus with his disciples.

“The message of Jesus on that final night, while signifying power, authority and influence, was always connected with service,” he said.

“The word Maundy means mandate and as Jesus washes the disciples’ feet he gives them a new commandment – that you love one another as I have loved you. He wants us to show his love.”

Head Prefect Benji Ward read the Easter reading from the Gospel of St John, and Deputy Head Prefect Ollie Jones led the prayers.

You can watch the service here: