CHA April Newsletter

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CHA April Newsletter

Post by Zoe Mitchell » Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:40 am

CHA News – April 2007

Welcome to the Easter edition of the CHA newsletter, keeping you in touch with all the latest news from the CHA, your fellow Old Blues and the School.

Old Blues’ Day
You should have now received an order form to book your place at Old Blues Day with your copy of Housey. Don’t forget you can also find out more about the day and download the form on the CHA website at:
It is shaping up to be a really great day for all the family, and we hope to see you there.

Archbishop of Canterbury visits CH
Christ’s Hospital welcomed the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd. Rowan Williams, on Wednesday 14th March as the guest speaker at a morning service in the School Chapel. This was followed by a lively classroom debate, a tour of the School and a lunch with staff and pupils.
Find out more about his visit on the website at:

Old Blues’ Golfing Society
The Old Blues’ Golfing Society has announced their calendar of events for 2007, including the first of the Masters’ matches on 19th April at Gatton Manor and the Spring Meeting on 4th June at Bramley Golf Club. For a further details, a full list of events and information on how to get involved with the society, please visit the website at: ... ociety.php
Subscriptions to the Club cost just £10, and all new members are very welcome. More details are available on the Golfing Society page of the CHA website, or can be requested from Rosemary Adkins (Hon Sec)

Applications welcomed for a new member of the CHA Advisory Board
Applications are invited for a vacancy that has arisen on the Christ’s Hospital Advisory Board following the retirement of Norman Grimes. The role of the Board is to:
• Provide support and guidance to the Christ’s Hospital Association staff
• Advise on the level and type of service to be provided
• Assist with events and activities where appropriate
You should have received further information on the role with your copy of Housey. If you have not received these details, or you would like to apply, please either request an application form from the CHA office or send in your CV with a note stating why you could make a strong contribution to the CHA. Please send all applications to the CHA Office by the extended deadline of 12th April 2007.

Barclay Hankin (ThA, LaB 1927 – 1936): An Appreciation
News of Barclay Hankin’s death was greeted by great sadness within the Old Blue community. Barclay was a generous supporter of Christ’s Hospital throughout his life, both as a Donation Governor and as the author of “In This Place”, a personal history of Christ’s Hospital which was sold to raise funds for the school. Find out more about Barclay and the fitting send off he received earlier on this month on the website at:

Thanks for reading, and do get in touch with your suggestions for any improvements to the CHA or enquiries you might have.

Warmest regards,


CHA, Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 0YP Tel: 01403 246618 Email:
Registered Charity Number 306975

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