Events

 

Captain Steven Hughes Memorial Service

There will be a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Captain Steven James Hughes, RMO for 2 Para during the Falklands Conflict, to be held at the Chapel on Friday 14th September.

If you wish to attend would you please visit the eventbrite website and register for a free ticket. This will help his family to guage numbers they need to plan for. Please book tickets here.

Thank you ABF The Soldiers’ Charity!   

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity has given the Chapel Trust a wonderful donation of £11,500 towards our Annual Service costs, welfare leaflet and yearly newsletter. Additionally, we were able to get photos of the event thanks to the help from the team. Supporters will know that the newsletter goes out in February in hard copy to more than 2,300 veterans, families and supporters and features news of forthcoming services and events as well as being an archive of past happenings and comment.This grant is a real ‘godsend’ which helps the Trustees to continue providing these important outreach services for everyone who is interested in the Chapel and towards providing food and refreshment for the Annual June Service of Remembrance.

Chairman of the Trust, Major General Jeff Mason:  “This is wonderful news from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – it means that we not only support the Next of Kin of those who died in the Falklands, but also those veterans from the Campaign, by providing the means to communicate with those connected with the Chapel, and continuing to provide an Annual Service which allows all to remember those who gave their lives in the Conflict.  Thank you all at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity!”

Past Events

Here is a selection of events that have taken place at the Chapel so you may see what wonderful events we have been able to present.

Wednesday 13th September 2017

The Berkshire Masonic Charity have given the FIMC a gift of £500 towards the Wish for a Window Appeal and it was presented by W.Bro Richard C Stone who is also Treasurer of the Chapel Flower Guild, a Chapel Friend and long term supporter.

L-R: Richard Stone of Berks Masonic Charity, then Trustees: Robert Mason (WG in 82), Sara Jones CBE, Major General Jeff Mason MBE RM, Major General Sir Iain Mackay-Dick KCVO MBE DL, Brigadier Alastair Bruce OBE DL (SG in 82), and visitor/supporter Brigadier Charles Page MBE (SG in 82)

L-R: Richard Stone of Berks Masonic Charity, then Trustees: Robert Mason (WG in 82), Sara Jones CBE, Major General Jeff Mason MBE RM, Major General Sir Iain Mackay-Dick KCVO MBE DL, Brigadier Alastair Bruce OBE DL (SG in 82), and visitor/supporter Brigadier Charles Page MBE (SG in 82)

Saturday 14th October 2017, 10am to 4.30pm
Sunday 15th October 2017, 11am to 4pm

FLOWER FESTIVAL
‘Century of Change’

100 years of Pangbourne College
35th Anniversary of the Falklands War

Free Entry and Car Parking
Souvenir Programmes £3

This year Pangbourne College celebrates its 100th Birthday and the
creation of its school chapel: The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel, which was opened by HM The Queen in 2000. The Chapel is a ‘living’ National memorial: not only is it a memorial to those who gave their lives in 1982 for the liberation of the Falkland Islands, but also a chapel and concert hall. Using College and Chapel artefacts and photographs, this Festival reveals how much the school has changed over its 100-­year history and remembers those who paid the ultimate sacrifice 35 years ago. The Centenary Pangbourne College book by Old Pangbournian, Robin Knight, as well as ‘Just to see His Name’ by former Headmaster, Anthony Hudson, will be on sale too.

COMMUNITY EVENT
Over 40 flower arrangers; twelve flower clubs from Berkshire,
Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire; as well as Pangbourne College Art Department are participating in this unique event. Everyone is
welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be a quiz competition for all ages with prizes.

REFRESHMENTS
There will be a café, offering light refreshments, run by Pangbourne College Parents’ Association. These will be sold in aid of the Chapel Flower Fund.

CLOSING SERVICE
There will be a closing service at 4.30pm on Sunday 15th October.

For further information, please contact: Alex Garnier
(alex.garnier@pangbourne.com)

PREVIEW
Friday 13th October, 7pm to 9pm

By ticket only: £12 with wine, canapés and music. Available from Garlands Organic, Pangbourne, or send SAE with cheque payable to ‘FIMC Flower Guild’ to:

Richard Stone, Westfield, Woodview Road, Pangbourne RG8 7JN

 

Sunday 16 October 2016 at 3.30pm

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One of the finest international cellists of our era, Raphael Wallfisch will be partnered by the internationally acclaimed pianist Victor Sangiorgio in a celebrity recital in The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne College on Sunday 16 October at 3.30pm, as part of the school’s centenary celebrations. Together they will perform Debussy’s ‘Sonata’, Miaskovsky ‘s ‘Sonata No.2’, Schumann’s ‘Fantasy Pieces’ and Mendelssohn’s ‘Sonata No.2’.

Well known around the world, both Wallfisch and Sangiorgio have succeeded at the highest competitive level and worked with some of the ‘greats’ of classical music. Wallfisch has recorded every major work for the cello, as well as performed new works commissioned for him by contemporary British composers such as Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies, Kenneth Leighton and John Taverner. He has also played at such major festivals as the BBC Proms. A champion of lesser known works, Sangiorgio has performed in major concert halls all over the world and with eminent conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and André Previn. In 2015 he opened the second Pangbourne College International Concert series.

Miss Eleanor Calver, Director of Music, said, ‘Wallfisch and Sangiorgio are known for their brilliant technique as well as their passion for sharing their love of their instruments and classical music. This concert will be an opportunity for all members of the family aged 8 and over to attend one of their concerts in the wonderful environment of The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel.’

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Pangbourne College is looking forward with much anticipation to a recital by the internationally acclaimed pianist Saleem Ashkar at The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel on Thursday 19 May at 7.30pm. Saleem’s programme presents a rare opportunity to hear a programme of sonatas by Beethoven that includes the monumental Hammerklavier Sonata:

Piano Sonata No 24 in F-sharp major, Op 78
Piano Sonata No 25 in G major, Op 79
Piano Sonata No 29 in B-flat major, Op 106, ‘Hammerklavier’

The concert will conclude with a question and answer session with Saleem.

 

Fund-raising events

If you wish to organise a fund-raising event, please contact Angela Perry MBE, Secretary to the FIMCT Trustees, c/o Pangbourne College, Pangbourne, Reading, Berks, RG8 8LA. Your call will be very welcome.

If you wish to make a gift

Any gift, especially if given under the gift aid scheme, will help to keep the Chapel in prime condition and will be much appreciated by the Trustees. Please see the “Support” page.

Hire of the Chapel

The Chapel is available for hire for weddings, reunions or charitable events subject to availability and Health & Safety regulations. Interested parties should contact Rev. Neil Jeffers at the College for special arrangements, telephone 01189 842101.