Support

THANK YOU…

The Trustees are very grateful to the many hundreds of generous people and organisations both within and outside the Services who have contributed to making the Memorial Chapel possible. They also thank the Governors of Pangbourne College who gave the land on which to build the Chapel and have pledged to care for it day to day. It is a building to be enjoyed by present and future generations which will ensure that the events in the South Atlantic in 1982 will never be forgotten.

WISH FOR A WINDOW
AN APPEAL FOR £50,000

The Trustees of the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel seek to keep the Chapel at Pangbourne in a pristine condition. This ensures it is a fitting location to honour those killed in 1982 who are commemorated there. The windows are a particularly striking feature of the Chapel. As well as contributing directly to the wonderfully light, warm and welcoming aspect of the Chapel, window above the altar provides an evocative rendering of the islands themselves.

Unfortunately, the design of the windows has proved to be problematic, and the Trustees have incurred unwelcome, and continuing, costs with regard to their maintenance. Whilst a number of remedies is under consideration, it has been decided to use the example of the windows as a means for raising funds. The Trustees are therefore launching a ‘Wish for a Window’ Appeal and are inviting supporters to sponsor one or more window panes. Donors contributing to this scheme can dedicate their window pane to remember someone they love, and their names and dedication will be recorded in a special register in the Chapel.

If you would like to sponsor a window pane, please download and complete the Wish For A Window form. The cost for a pane is £350 (or £280 Gift-Aided).

Friends of the Chapel

There are now over 300 “Friends of the Chapel” who contribute annually to help look after the Memorial Chapel building. Their gifts enable the Trustees to plan ahead to ensure that its heritage and condition is protected for the future and that it remains in prime condition throughout each year for its many visitors. Friends receive prior knowledge of special diary dates and an annual newsletter which keeps them in touch with events and news. To become a “Friend of the Chapel” please make a donation of £25 or more per year and any gift, especially given under the gift aid scheme, will be much appreciated by the Trustees. If you wish to make your gift by standing order please download and complete the sponsorship form. Thank you.

Chapel DVDs

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While delving in the archives, we have found some VHS videos which we have converted to DVD. If you are interested in any of these please download and complete the order form. Judging by demand they will be made available at the Annual Service sales table. Trustees could offer them at £5 a copy or £10 for the three. If you are unable to attend the Service and would like one or more by post in June, please indicate on the order form.

DVD – The Story of the Chapel This is a short film made in 2000 featuring the way the Chapel came into being and narrated by Colin Baker (former Dr Who) and scripted by Angela Perry.

DVD – Dedication Service This is one for the families who attended 16 years ago; considering its conversion the quality is pretty good for most of it and it brings back so many memories; it also includes a pre-Service press conference led by the late Admiral Sir “Sandy” Woodward in the Chapel foyer and a moving Address delivered by the late Admiral Sir Henry Leach. Other cameos include family members looking at their kneelers and the names of their loved ones on the Memorial Wall. Time: 2 hours

“Just To See His Name”

The story of the Memorial Chapel from idea to fruition
by Anthony Hudson

Former Headmaster Anthony Hudson wrote this comprehensive account of the Chapel story from its beginning to its opening in March 2000 by Her Majesty The Queen. It is a fascinating story about the Trustees’ struggle to bring the Chapel into being, the long hard road to raising all the money and the pitfalls encountered along the way. The Trustees would like each family directly bereaved by the Falklands War to have a free copy of this hardback book; the remainder are available for sale @ £8.50 (plus £1.50 p&p) to raise funds for the upkeep of the building. To order your copy please contact Angela Perry.

Chapel Postcards and Notelets


The notelet, featuring the stained glass window
Due to popular demand we have reprinted a stock of notelets which feature the Memorial Window front and back. Inside matt for ease of writing, cover gloss. Size 4″ x 5.75″ when folded. £10 for a pack of ten with envelopes + postage if applicable. Postage will depend on quantity. These are available now and at the Annual Service: email angelaEAP@aol.com to order or write to:

Angela Perry MBE
Secretary to the FIMCT Trustees
c/o Pangbourne College
Pangbourne
Reading
Berks RG8 8LA

The appeal for funds for the Memorial Chapel remains open until the Trust has sufficient funds to ensure its heritage is protected and any future reparation or restoration work is secure. The Trustees will be most grateful to anyone who may wish to help in one of the following ways:

  • SPONSOR A SEAT: for £1000 given by Gift Aid you could have your name, or that of your company or organisation, inscribed on one of the remaining 250 unsponsored seats. Please click here to download our sponsorship leaflet.
  • LEAVE A LEGACY: Legacies are exempt from inheritance tax and as such are a very efficient way of supporting the Chapel if using one of the formats explained in our leaflet. Please click here to download our legacy leaflet.
  • BECOME A FRIEND OF THE CHAPEL: for £25 a year given under the new Gift Aid scheme, the Trust can claim back the tax you have paid – which will make your gift even more valuable. Download and complete the Friends’ Scheme form here.
  • ANY GIFT: given under the new Gift Aid Scheme will be put towards the general Chapel fund
  • Postcards are for sale in the Chapel foyer. Copies of ‘Just to see his name’ – the story of the chapel are also available. £8.50 in the Chapel, £10 by post.

All donations should be made payable to the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel Trust and forwarded to Mrs Angela Perry, at the address given above.

THE FALKLAND ISLANDS MEMORIAL CHAPEL TRUST

PATRON:
HRH THE DUKE OF YORK
KG KCVO ADC

PRESIDENT:
ADMIRAL THE RIGHT HONORABLE BARON WEST OF SPITHEAD
GCB DSC PC ADC

TRUSTEES:

CHAIRMAN:
MAJOR GENERAL JEFF MASON
MBE

COMMANDER ANDREW GORDON LENNOX (VICE-CHAIRMAN)

MR. DAVID ALBERT

BRIGADIER ALASTAIR BRUCE OF CRIONAICH
OBE DL

REVEREND DAVID COOPER

MRS. SARA JONES
CBE DL

MAJOR GENERAL
SIR IAIN MACKAY-DICK
KCVO MBE DL

MR. ROBERT MASON

REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD MELLY

AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR ANDREW PULFORD
GCB CBE ADC RAF

CAPTAIN MARTIN REED
RD*

MR. RON SIDELL
RIBA Dip.Arch

Secretary
To the Trustees:
Mrs J Perry
MBE

Registered
Charity Number:
1037942