Fundraising effort launched for stained glass window

Fundraising effort launched for stained glass window

11th August 2014


A NEW book will open the next chapter in the history of a much-loved chapel as it launches fundraising efforts for a commemorative stained glass window.

Author Malcolm McCallum hopes proceeds will go towards the cost of the window to mark next year the 100th anniversary of Barnard Castle Preparatory School.

Mr McCallum has just stepped down as chairman of governors at Barnard Castle School but remains a governor.

His book chronicles the history of the North Eastern County School’s chapel from its planning and design to the laying of its foundation stone and its regular use today.

“Researching the impact former pupils have had on the school leaves me feeling very proud and the chapel itself was down to their generosity and dynamism,” he said.

“Even today their support is key and I must thank them for helping to finance the publishing of this book. I hope it will be enjoyed and that it achieves its purpose to inform and raise sufficient money for the Prep School centenary window.”

Headmaster Alan Stevens provided the foreword to the book. He said: “To the casual observer the chapel is an impressive building. To those with a closer affinity to the school it has a special place in their hearts.

“Chapel has embraced our community in the most joyful of celebrations and the saddest of reflections. Chapel is the first place that new children nervously enter when they join the school and, years later, it is the last place they leave as young men and women.”

Barnard Castle School Chapel history is priced at £10 plus £2 postage. Order forms are available by emailing

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