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Guildford school's new chapel dedicated

Date: 17 July 2014
More than 400 pupils took off a sock and a shoe to reflect on the meaning of being a ‘pilgrim’ as they gathered together for the dedication of the new chapel at Guildford’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 ‘journey’ and ‘service’ are reflected in the fabric of the chapel itself with named footprints around the wall and stained glass windows representing among others, the Pilgrims’ Way and school motto ‘Learn to Live’. Headteacher Richard Rowe described the chapel – which will be used for assemblies, dance and drama and meetings – as a ‘special space where children can feel close to God’. 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.

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