Last Sunday’s Founder’s Day Service in St Mary’s Lewisham enjoyed better weather than has been the norm thus far this term. This was particularly welcome, when, after the Service, the School 1st X1 defeated the Leathersellers’ Company in the traditional cricket match which follows the Service.
Those who attended the Service enjoyed musical contributions from senior and prep school choirs. Ione in year 5, who played the flute and accompanied The Grail Prayer sung by the Chamber Choir, said it was a real honour “I practised almost every day at home and in school so I didn’t make a mistake. It was nerve wracking because the church was very full of important people but I had fun” The Rt. Revd. Peter Hullah invited the congregation to consider the significance of the school motto (ad astra per aspera) and that of the Leathersellers, (soli deo honor et Gloria), inventively linking the two.
The cricket match which followed was one of only four 1st X1 fixtures which have avoided the rain so far this term. It was preceded by an excellent lunch for players, their families and guests of the school. The School were victorious over the Company for the third year running and the latter were characteristically gracious in defeat.