Wednesday, December 08, 2010

A GLEAMING & REFRESHING LOOK CHAPEL

The school is as busy as ever. Exams are still on with STPM and SPM students determined  to give their best shot. Parents are flocking over to get their children's necessities for next year. Many others are also enquiring how to get their charges transfered over to St Michael's. The scouts could be seen preparing for their next camp at Sam Tet School.
While all these happenings take place at the ground floor, many are unaware that workmen are busy hammering, chiseling and plastering at the chapel, which is located on the 2nd floor.
Brother Matthew Bay is currently commissioning the work there. Started on November 11, major repair work carried out involved the wooden beams, ceiling, doors and floor. Broken glass panels of the doors are slated to be replaced.

Lightings and wiring have been fixed. A few difficult-to-obtain antique-looking bulb covers have also been acquired. (Thanks to Mr John Bosco, our office assistant for his effort). Brother Matthew said works are still on-going with the next one being to varnish the floor parquet and replace shattered door panel glass.
Note: All photos above by Brother Matthew Bay. Many thanks.





PIBG chairman Mr Joseph Michael Lee sent in these photos, expressing this via e-mail.
"I had a look at the chapel and loved the work done. I hope that the chapel will be used properly". 


Editorial:
The opening of the chapel heralds our efforts towards the centennial celebrations, which kick off next year. Many programs and plans are in the pipeline. Everyone is counted to be part of the grand and joyous celebration. We are still looking forward to contribution from caring Michaelians. 

5 comments:

david said...

Dear Mr Khiew,
For the past 6 years I've never dare to stand a chance to visit the chapel. Hope that it will be available soon so that I'll have a chance to visit it one day; and the gallery too. cheers :D

regards,
Kok Keat
5s6 2009

Rickleus said...

Hey, Mr Khiew.

This is Ric. It is really a good news for Michaelian that finally the chapel is soon available. Perhaps it may soon be in used for various school activities.

Even though there are so many rumors about the chapel is haunted,
but I know student are gonna like the new activity center. Especially Form Sixes.

The new paint suit the chapel well, by the way.

Cheers. Quis Ut Deus.

regards,
Rickleus Yoon
LSS3/USS3
2010/2011

ken said...

I've never seen the chapel with my very own eyes. Glad that improvements are being made.

Wei Ken
5Sc1 2005

Kin Tung said...

Nicely done compared to my days when it was just covered with thick dust and a neglected site.

I hope this project has resulted in an increased awareness of heritage restoration among other educationists, especially those're in St. Michael's and also members of the St. Michael's communities.

I'm pleased to see the school is working hard on it for he restoration of this chapel and has ensured the continuity of its architectural and historic identity of St.Michael's while we're moving towards to the 100th anniversary.

Wong Kin Tung

Ioannes filius Augustus said...

When I saw the pics of the condition of the chapel, I was shocked and horrified of how this hallowed chapel had become!

How can this be? And why was this allowed to be?

Mr Khiew, thank you for highlighting this condition and for doing something about it.

I will be sending some money to help restore this wonderful space that I spent so much wonderful time in prayer and meditation in back in the 70's.

Warmest regards
Ho Kin Wei, John - 5Sc3 1978