Guildford school's new chapel dedicated
More than 400 pupils took off a sock and a shoe to reflect on the meaning of being a â€˜pilgrimâ€™ as they gathered together for the dedication of the new chapel at Guildfordâ€™s Holy Trinity Pewley Down School.
Guest of honour the Rt Revd Ian Brackley talked about his recent 30-mile walk along the Pilgrims Way and he washed the feet of two pupils after they had washed his.
The themes of â€˜journeyâ€™ and â€˜serviceâ€™ are reflected in the fabric of the chapel itself with named footprints around the wall and stained glass windows representing among others, the Pilgrimsâ€™ Way and school motto â€˜Learn to Liveâ€™.
Headteacher Richard Rowe described the chapel â€“ which will be used for assemblies, dance and drama and meetings â€“ as a â€˜special space where children can feel close to Godâ€™.
The ambitious new building - which can house all 560 pupils from Holy Trinity School and the associated Pewley Down Infant School - was first started in 2005 but was put on hold for some time until finances were available to complete it.