Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News & Events > School News > Founders' Day 2019

Founders' Day 2019

On a glorious summer day (29th June) the warmest of the year so far, the whole school gathered to celebrate Founders' Day.
29 Jun 2019
School News

On a glorious summer day (29th June) the warmest of the year so far, the whole school gathered to celebrate Founders’ Day.

The proceedings of the day started with the traditional Commemoration Service at the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin in Calne. Given the hot weather, it was good to be in the coolness of St Mary’s Church for the service. We were accompanied by Mr Chris Totney, on the piano, and we enjoyed enthusiastic singing from the congregation throughout the ceremony. The Reverend Peter Giles, who was previously Chaplain at the school until 2013 spoke eloquently on the subject of vocation, reminding the Leavers of the rich Christian heritage of which they were part and of how they could continue to live out their faith in the years to come. The Chamber Choir sang two anthems, including a very poignant version of Amazing Grace. We were also privileged to the premiere performance, by the Junior Consort, of a new work by Mr Totney, based on words by Walter de la Mere. It was a lovely composition and very fitting for the occasion. As ever, the final hymn provoked some tears amongst the Leavers, but all in all it was a very special service and a wonderful way to commence the day.

Click here to read more and to view the slideshows.

Similar stories

150th Anniversary Silent Auction and Prize Draw in support of The Chrysalis Campaign More...

2022 Christmas card

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at St Mary's Calne. More...

Elizabeth with former colleagues (L-R) : Anne Thornton, Rebecca Spicer, Hilary Malcolm, Jenny Moore, (Elizabeth Rothwell… More...

Grandparents' Tour and Tea in the beautiful afternoon sunshine. More...

Kaleidoscope - a student-run publication created by LVI students and focussing on current affairs. More...

Most read

150th Anniversary Silent Auction and Prize Draw in support of The Chrysalis Campaign More...

Alex Tsylnitska (2018 Leaver) returns to St Mary's to join Academic Scholars More...

Amena Boyd (2020 Leaver) will be climbing Kilimanjaro later this year to raise money for Dig Deep. More...

Have your say

 
image

The Calne Foundation Trust

St Mary's School
63 Curzon Street
Calne
Wiltshire
SN11 0DF
United Kingdom

Legal

Terms
Privacy

Cookies

Contact

Charity No. 1147327

This website is powered by
ToucanTech