We have a unique opportunity to fulfil a dream of our Executive Principal, Gillian Simpson, to bring a chapel home to St Margaret’s College, and dedicate it to her as a leaving gift.
Having a chapel at SMC has been a real passion project of Gillian’s for several years but due to the extensive rebuild after the earthquakes, has always at the bottom of a long list of priorities.
Unbeknown to Gillian, four months ago the former Rotherham chapel in the Waiau Valley (pictured above) became available to us to relocate to St Margaret’s and be placed near where the former Boarders’ Chapel sat many years ago.
We have the express aim of getting the chapel on-site and blessed before Gillian leaves at the end of Term One next year.
There is a wonderful can-do spirit around this project – because people love Gillian and support a chapel on campus….
The chapel will provide a much needed quiet space for reflection and quiet contemplation for current girls as well as an opportunity for small weddings, christenings and funerals for Old Girls… and it will stand as a legacy to Gillian’s amazing work and contribution over the last decade.
Simply clicking on the Donate link below to indicate how much you would like to donate would be wonderful and most gratefully received. The Foundation will issue you a receipt and your donation is tax deductible.
Thank you in advance.