Welcome to our Chapel page!
The Chapel is central to the life of our community in QVS. Located at the heart of the school campus it is a quiet place for use of students and staff alike.
We are privileged to have inherited such a beautiful building in which we conduct our morning assemblies, Sunday Worship and many musical events in the school year. The Chapel, while traditional in design is also highly flexible, and is a most beautiful meditative space for people of all faiths and none.
The Spirit of openness and inclusiveness is encouraged in all aspects of the school chaplaincy and no more so than in our morning assemblies; these daily events draw speakers from the local and wider community groups such as: the British Humanist Society, Salvation Army, Gideon International, Dunblane Cathedral, Rotary International and other charity groups.
Sunday morning worship is compulsory for all pupils in residence, and according to the Royal Warrant takes the form of a Church of Scotland Service. These services are around forty minutes in length, are interactive in part and are couched in liberal theology encouraging an openness and sense of enquiry within all who are present.
The Chapel is a special place, often revisited by former pupils who come to celebrate their marriage or the baptism of their children during our services.
The Chapel is a place which we hope encourages a sense of respect for all, perhaps expressed most clearly by the Spiritual writer Henri Nouwen in the following passage:
“Our lives are unique stones in the mosaic of human existence -- priceless and irreplaceable.”
- Henri J.M. Nouwen, Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World