Building a Chapel - Our Lady and St Edmund
St. Edmund's School is a Roman Catholic School, built in the district known as Landport, at the centre of the City of Portsmouth. It is surrounded by demolition and re-building - shops, offices, roads, and the new Civic Offices - and additions, alterations and extensions have been and are being made within the boundaries of the School itself. The latest addition to the range of school buildings is in many ways remarkable, because the whole School Community, pupils, parents and teachers, with the cooperation of the Governors and the Education Authority, have worked together to build a Chapel. Although worship can be, and is, carried out throughout the school and in all kinds of ways, a Chapel should have a special significance for a school like St. Edmund's because, as well as aspiring to be a Christian School, it was established to provide a Catholic education for the children of Portsmouth, and at the centre of Catholic life and belief is the Sacrifice of the Mass.