On Sunday 7th October, the School community came together for the Commemoration of Founders and Benefactors. This is an important event in the annual calendar which provides us all with the opportunity to reflect on how fortunate we are to be part of this wonderful institution and to mark its heritage and the generosity of a large number of benefactors over many generations. The Chapel Service was very special, with the Choir singing a particularly uplifting arrangement of “Te Deum” in the setting “Festival” by John Sanders (the late father of the Director of Music). Thank you also to the brass section for their musical contribution throughout the service, and to our guest preacher, Doctor Priscilla Chadwick, who gave a thought-provoking sermon linking “heroes, heritage and hope”.
The Service was followed by an enjoyable lunch in the Great Hall, with a large variety of links to the School represented. Both the Head Master and Chairman of Bedford School Foundation, Lance Feaver (69-74), thanked everybody for attending and for their support to the School, either directly or through their families. Gifts of all sizes are much appreciated and, in recent years, it has been particularly kind of people to plan ahead regarding legacy donations. Such support has played a vital part in assisting the School’s development plans and in the provision of a comprehensive scholarship and bursary programme.
If you would like to know more about the work of the Bedford School Foundation, please do not hesitate to contact either Richard Garrett (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Anna Saunders (email@example.com).
Pictured left-right: Doctor Priscilla Chadwick and the School Chaplain, Mr. Neil McCleery.