The Chapel - St Andrew's College

The Chapel

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“For almost every boy who has passed through the school the Chapel has become, in time, the place of sacred memory.” – (Marguerite Poland, The Boy in You)

The chapel was designed by Sir Herbert Baker and was built under the guidance of Baker’s partner, Franklin Kendall.

The foundation stone was laid on 8 September 1913 by The Hon. Sir Lewis Michell. In 2013, the Chapel celebrated its Centenary anniversary.

The chapel includes three war memorials, dedicated to Old Andreans who lost their lives in wars:

  • The South African Wars: the 9th Frontier War, the Korhanna Uprising, the Basotho War, the Second Matabele War and the Boer War
  • The First World War
  • The Second World War

The building is also filled with commemorative windows, doors, plaques, wooden panels, vessels, crosses, candlesticks, alter cloths, embroidered kneelers and a marble pulpit.

The chapel is cherished by many of the Andrean community as ‘the heart of the school’ – a sanctuary for reflection and celebration.

Although we remain proud of our Anglican foundation, and remain a Christian school, St Andrew’s College accepts pupils of all faiths and denominations who are happy to attend worship in a Christian context.

The school worships together in the College Chapel, led by the school Chaplain. The Chaplain is the spiritual leader of the school and is available for counselling and guidance to pupils at all times. He discusses a range of spiritual, ethical and moral issues with our boys and services range from formal Eucharists to more relaxed prayer and sing-along sessions. Pupils may be prepared for confirmation at the school.

Upcoming Chapel Events


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Oct 2 all-day
 
Balloon Weekend to Tuesday 6/10
Cambridge International Examinations until 18/11
Golf vs Port Alfred High School to 4/10 (A)
Matric last day of school
Prize-giving Music Rehearsal (DRW) 10:30 am
Matric Final Assembly and ARC Signing 12:00 pm
Interhouse Athletics Sports Day (Lower Field) 1:00 pm
Matric OA Luncheon Guest Speaker: James Kirkpatrick (2016 Armstrong) (Highlander) 1:00 pm
Packed lunches in Houses (Grade 8-11) 1:00 pm
Inter-house Athletics Relays (Lower) 3:00 pm
Matric Valedictory Service – Mullins and Merriman (Chapel – Matric Parents invited to attend, protocols apply) 5:30 pm
Matric Valedictory Service (Upper and Merriman – Chapel) 5:30 pm
Headmaster’s Cocktail Function for Parents and Staff (Venue TBC) 6:30 pm
House Suppers – Mullins and Merriman (Dining Hall – Matric parents invited to attend, protocols apply) 6:30 pm
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Retreat Rehearsal TBC PN 5:30 am
Cricket/Sport 8:00 am
Cricket/Sport
Oct 3 @ 8:00 am
 
Parent-Teacher Meetings to 12h00 TBC 8:00 am
Parent-Teacher Meetings to 12h00 TBC
Oct 3 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Athletics Sports Day (Lower) 9:00 am
Cricket vs Kingswood (H) TBC 9:00 am
Cricket vs Kingswood (H) TBC
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
 
Shooting Finals 10:00 am
Shooting Finals
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am
 
Packed lunches for boys in Houses (TBC) PN 1:00 pm
Matric Valedictory Service (Armstrong and Espin – Chapel) 5:30 pm
Matric Valedictory Service – Armstrong and Espin (Chapel – Matric Parents invited to attend, protocols apply) 6:00 pm
Matric Valedictory Service TBC PN 6:00 pm
Headmaster’s Cocktail Function for Grade 8 – 11 Parents (Crossways) TBC PN 7:00 pm
Headmaster’s Cocktail Function for Grade 8-11 Parents (Crossways) 7:00 pm
House Suppers – Armstrong and Espin (Dining Hall – Matric parents invited to attend, protocols apply) 7:00 pm
House Suppers for boys TBC PN 7:00 pm
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Retreat Rehearsal TBC PN 5:30 am
Breakfast TBC PN 7:00 am
Breakfast TBC PN
Oct 4 @ 7:00 am
 
Prize-giving Music Rehearsal TBC PN 8:00 am
Prize-giving Music? Rehearsal (Monument) 8:00 am
Chapel Eucharist 8:30 am
Chapel Eucharist
Oct 4 @ 8:30 am
 
Chapel Eucharist TBC 8:30 am
Rehearsal for Prize-winners? TBC 12:00 pm
Retreat Full Dress Rehearsal TBC PN 2:00 pm
Speech Day Rehearsal (CH) 2:00 pm
Opening of Art and Design Exhibition 4:00 pm
Confirmation Service (Chapel) TBC 6:00 pm
Matric Valedictory Service – Upper and Graham (Chapel – Matric Parents invited to attend, protocols apply) 6:00 pm
House Suppers Upper and Graham (Dining Hall – Matric parents invited to attend, protocols apply) 7:00 pm
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