Dedication of New Chapel Cross on Remembrance Sunday

At Sunday’s Service of Remembrance to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, the School Chaplain, Reverend Brian Cunningham dedicated a new, specially commissioned cross for Oundle’s Chapel.

The cross was commissioned by Harry Williamson (StA 55) as a gift to the Chapel, and designed by Anthony Elson, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, and a well-known silversmith and designer. 

Made of brass to match the existing candlesticks, the design quietly reflects the architecture of the 1920s Chapel, as well as the styling of John Piper’s stained glass from the 1950s. At the centre is a poppy of enamelled silver, acknowledging the dedication of the Chapel as a memorial to the Oundle pupils who fell in the First World War.