Weʼre raising £3,000 to continue the Chapel renovation project and to have made a beautiful oak cabinet to display the Hall's and Chapel's history
- Manchester, UK
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Please help us continue the revival of the Chapel, rejuvenating the important space at the centre of our Hall community.
The St Anselm Hall Chapel embodies our long held and cherished value of community. Throughout the generations, Slems has been an inclusive, supportive, and engaging place to live, providing a great deal of added value to the University of Manchester experience.
This autumn the JCR Committee has been fortunate to receive the hard work of Alumnus, and Chaplain to the Association, Father Hugh Bearn, as well as the skills and craftsmanship of Hugh's friends and colleagues. This, alongside the enthusiasm and commitment of Sacristans Ellis Lusted and Harry Spain, the Chapel has once again become a focal point of Hall life, for a combination of multi-faith worship, quite reflection, and music.
As part of this renovation project, we are sourcing a new organ and harpsichord, we have had our silverware refurbished, the lectern and pews refreshed and treated, and we have cleared away all the clutter. Now we are planning on establishing a permanent exhibition, showcasing the Chapel's and Hall's history and artefacts, drawing a line between the past and present, and making our Hall's long and distinguished heritage relevant and engaging for today's students.
I hope you can help in this endeavour, and on behalf of the Alumni Association, Junior and Senior Common Room, thank you and floreat aula sancti Anselmi.
Ben Walker (Warden) Ellis Lusted (Treasurer/Sacristan) Fr Hugh (Chaplain)
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About the fundraiser
I am the Residential Life Officer (Warden) of St Anselm Hall. I was fortunate enough to come into this role in July 2016, and it remains a privileged to be associated with this great Hall, and its history.