Phone: (01473) 830626
With its clean
internal lines, Mondrian inspired stained glass and dramatic Verdigris roof,
the handsome chapel has been a much-loved feature of the College since it was
built on land between the Senior and Prep Schools, opening in 1967. It became
the gathering point for the whole school for assemblies, prizegiving
ceremonies, concerts and worship; the calm yet inspiring space families came to
on first looking for a school for their children and the nostalgic setting for
final goodbyes for Sixth Formers.
Sadly, a flaw in the
dramatic 1960s design allowed rain damage to accumulate and back in February
2017 the building was closed with regret. A subsequent inspection established
the extent of the damage and consultations began on how to restore ‘the heart of
St Joseph’s’. Plans were drawn up and a massive fundraising campaign launched
to support the Ipswich independent school’s bill for repair and refurbishment.
Elliston, Steady & Hawes were appointed as
Main Contractor to undertake:
delighted to hand back the completed Chapel Building and
once again return the heart of the school to St Josephs College.