Our Lady’s High War Memorial Chapel was built to commemorate former staff and pupils of Our Lady’s and St Joseph’s High Schools who lost their lives during the Second World War. Funds to build the original Chapel were raised by parents, staff, and pupils of the school and by the local community.
Each November, Right Rev. Joseph Devine, Bishop of Motherwell, celebrates a Memorial Mass in the Chapel, attended by relatives of those who are commemorated there. The Chapel also continues to play an important role in the daily religious and spiritual life of the school.
The dedication of The War Memorial Chapel, on its original site in the former Our Lady’s High School buildings in Airbles Street, took place on the 14th June 1949. As the 60th anniversary of the War Memorial Chapel approaches, we would like to produce an updated account of the Chapel, tracing its history from its establishment to the present day.
If you have anything you can contribute to this story, whether in documentary, photographic or other forms, we would really like to hear from you. Please contact Headteacher, Mr Bernard Love if you can help in any way.