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Heathrow Chapel of St George celebrates 50th anniversary at the airport

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By Heathrow

Published 19th October 2018

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Did you know Heathrow has a multi-faith chapel? The Heathrow Chapel of St George celebrated it’s 50th anniversary last week with a special service and the display of new artwork to commemorate the event.

The 50th anniversary of St Georges’s Chapel at Heathrow Airport ***Pic by David McHugh / 07768 7216378**

Opened by the Bishop of Willesden, Reverend Pete Broadbent, dignitaries from church leaders, chapel trustees, multi-faith chaplains – past and present, guests and our Executive Board arrived at the service, to music played by a brass ensemble of the Staines Band from The Salvation Army.

Windsor based, Royal Harmonics acapella male voice choir also provided music and delighted the guests with a polished rendition of the song, Ride the Chariot.

The Royal Harmonics – The 50th anniversary of St Georges’s Chapel at Heathrow Airport Source: David McHugh

A highlight of the celebration was a display in the Chapel of beautiful artwork. Artists Anna Sikorska and Marie del Pino Cornejo, in association with Arts Chaplaincy, an initiative from the University of the Arts, London, were commissioned to produce 50 conversations in colour in celebration of the event. The artists have been in residence over the summer, exploring the work of the multi faith chaplaincy team and translating conversations with passengers and staff into works of art, 15 of which are installed in the Chapel.

In addition, The Austin Sewing Club worked in partnership with Hillingdon Adult Learning to produce a multi-faith and multi-cultural banner in celebration of the 50th Anniversary.

Heathrow Volunteers – The 50th anniversary of St Georges’s Chapel at Heathrow Airport. Source: David McHugh

More about the Heathrow Chapel of St George

Heathrow’s Chapel of St. George was opened in 1968 as a joint initiative of Anglican, Roman Catholic and Free Churches. The Garden of Remembrance and subterranean worship space provide a quiet place for reflection and prayer, as well as offering a regular pattern of Christian worship.

The Chaplaincy supports staff and passengers of all faiths and those of none. Members of the Chaplaincy team represent six major world faiths, oversee the Multi Faith Prayer Rooms, and the Christian Chapel of St. George.

Heathrow

By Heathrow

Published 19th October 2018