About the Chapel

A LIVING MEMORIAL…

The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne College has been built to commemorate the lives and sacrifice of all those who died in the South Atlantic in 1982 – to stand as a permanent and ‘living’ memorial to remember them – and the courage of the thousands of Servicemen and women who served with them to protect the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands.

AN ARCHITECT’S VISION OF PEACE

The Memorial Chapel – which cost a total of £2.3 million and was opened in March 2000 by Her Majesty The Queen – seats 580 within the ground floor area and gallery; its design which came about as a result of a nation-wide competition won by Crispin Wride Architectural Design Studio, is reminiscent of the shape of a ship – almond or ‘mandorla’ shaped – denoting hands ‘cupped’ in prayer. Natural light flows down the pale coloured inside walls from clear glass surrounding the curved roof and diffused through its focal feature at the north end – a memorial window with stained glass depicting the Falkland Islands within Christ’s Cross surrounded by a lively sea in vibrant shades of blue, green, yellow and grey – designed by John Clark, who also created the Lockerbie memorial window.

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

MAJOR GENERAL ALASTAIR BRUCE OF CRIONAICH OBE DL

MS. SUKEY CAMERON MBE

REVEREND DAVID COOPER

MRS. SARA JONES CBE DL

MR. ROBERT MASON

REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD MELLY

BRIGADIER CHARLES PAGE MBE

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 Angela Perry MBE

Registered Charity Number: 1037942