01. Bishop's Seal

Bishop's SealBishop’s seal – A seal of John Wordsworth, Bishop of Salisbury from 1885 to 1911. On 17th November 1889 the bishop visited St Mary’s church in Calne to conduct a confirmation service for the town. After the service he went up to the school on The Green and presented it with a document bearing the seal; his signature, John Sarum; and the biblical text, “Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it”, which became the motto of St Mary’s School. The school used the name Wordsworth for one of the dormitories in the old school and the tradition continued when St Mary’s moved to the current site. Framed seal, old school buildings.

02. Gong

holding-imageHanging in St Mary’s dining room is a large brass gong which was given to the school by a pupil in 1958. For many years this hung at the centre of School House in Red Hall and was used to alert pupils to meal times.

03. Chapel Chair

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04. Chapel Bell

holding-imageThis brass wall-mounted bell was once used outside the old school chapel and was rung by one of the prefects as the girls filed into the services each day. It was given to the school by the headmistress Miss Matthews, deputy head, Miss Alexander and teacher Miss Grover to mark their first ten years at St Mary’s in 1925. The bell now hangs in the archive room.

05. Cross and Candlesticks

holding-imageA cross and two candlesticks were presented to the school in 1951 by the Old Girls Association in memory of the headmistress Miss Marcia Matthews. They are still in use in the chapel today.
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