Our annual Commemoration Service at Chester Cathedral is an opportunity for us to give thanks to the founders of the school and all those responsible for its continued success.

Headmistress Mrs Clark thanked the school's original benefactors and also paid tribute to all the staff and pupils for playing their part in making Queen's such a unique environment where the motto of 'Honour Wisdom' still holds strong.

Alumna The Reverend Dr Lesley Cooke '67, until recently the Dean of Students at Chester University, spoke with humour and warmth of her time at the school in the 1960s.  She acknowledged that although things may have been done differently in the past, the core values of scholarship, character and community were the same and these are the values that have stood her in good stead throughout her life.

As she summed up so eloquently, "despite everything I did to be a mediocre student, Queen's would not allow it!"

Our thanks go to parent Jane Harrad-Roberts, who spoke about the value of an all-girl environment and alumna Ann Bond (Avery) '49 who played the organ prelude and Fugue in E flat by Bach beautifully as the congregation exited the Cathedral.

Lastly, we would like to thank the Chamber Choir and all those girls who sang, gave readings or played instruments for this event.

Post date: 8th May 2017