Advent Candlelit Eucharist
The Advent Candlelit Eucharist was held on Sunday 11 December. True to its name the Chapel was, for this occasion, illuminated by 420 candles, making our beautiful chapel even more atmospheric. Our Chaplain, the Rev Tony Clark, spoke of the symbolism of light shining in the darkness, and the way in which growth can often come from some of life’s darkest experiences. He also referred to the wisdom of the 13th century Persian poet and Sufi master, Rumi, who said “The wound is the place where the Light enters you”. We were treated to some wonderful singing from the Chapel Choir, including In the Stillness, by Katrina Shepherd and Sally Beamish; In the Bleak Midwinter, by Harold Darke; and Away in a Manger, by Reginald Jacques. We also enjoyed some spirited congregational singing at this well-attended gathering of the school community.
The annual Fettes Christmas lunch took place on Monday 12th December, with students and staff enjoying a traditional Christmas lunch provided by our superb catering team. A soundtrack of Christmas classics, organised by The Prefects, provided the background to a fun lunch.
Service of Lessons and Carols
On the morning of Tuesday 13th December, the whole school walked to St Cuthbert’s Church, at the foot of Edinburgh Castle, for the first school carol service held there since 2019. On a crisp and cold Edinburgh day, students and staff were in terrific voice, and were led beautifully by our amazing Chapel Choir. A wonderful morning to end our Autumn Term.