Prior to the building of the modern chapel in the centre  of the  compound, the small mud and thatch chapel behind and to the left of the HM’s house was used for morning and  evening prayer.

On Sundays the whole school went to the Luganda service of Morning Prayer in the village church.  Confirmed girls went to Holy Communion there on the first Sunday of each month. The few Roman Catholic girls attended their church in Gayaza village.

The completion  of  the new chapel in 1963 made it possible to have English Language services which, although still basically Morning or Evening Prayer or Holy  Communion  from the  Prayer  Book,  were  made  more  suitable for adolescent girls.  Services were taken by  a  variety  of  English  and Ugandan  priests  who  came  from  Kampala or Mukono, and by members of staff.

By  1967, there  were  two  services  in the  chapel  every Sunday, junior and  senior;  but  the  services had  become optional  by  1969, so then  there was only one, and in the 70’s difficulties with transport  and  insecurity meant  we could only have morning services.

Bible  studies  were  not  confined  to girls; a flourishing staff fellowship developed as more Ugandans joined the staff and the natural CMS fellowship merged into it. As more staff children got to Sunday school age, many not Luganda speaking, we  began  a  staff  children’s   Sunday   school, following  the morning service, open to Kabanyolo and other friends as well. The    pattern  of Holy Week – beginning with a procession on Palm Sunday; then plays  on incidents  in  Holy Week  from Monday  to  Wednesday;  Holy Communion on Maundy Thursday; a midday Meditation on Good Friday with a Passion Play in the evening; singing by the choir at 4.30 a.m.  on Easter Day;  a service of  Holy Communion and an evening service of Carols and/or an Easter play – has continued and developed as more and more often Easter has fallen in term time.

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