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The Chapel Centennial Restoration Project Trustees

DLA Architects, headed by Bruce Dickson, were commissioned by the Chapel Restoration Committee in February 2011 to prepare a conservation report which would outline the nature of the external work that is deemed necessary for the benefit of potential grant providers, major donors and supporters. 

Local historian, Wendy Pettigrew, was asked to contribute to this report as she has also been commissioned to prepare a history of the chapel in time for the centennial celebrations and has had experience in the preparation of conservation reports for other churches of historic significance.  

The South Island Organ Company and Orgelbau Klais Bonn were comissioned to examine the Organ condition and quote for restoration work. The South Island Organ Company's proposal is being pursued.

Committee and Patron/Vice-Patrons

  • Donald Trott  ONZM, JP, Patron - Board Trustee, NBR New Zealand Opera, WCSOBGA
  • Dame Gillian Weir DBE, DMus, Vice-Patron - International Concert Organist
  • Colin Walsh, MA (Oxon), FRCO, FRSA, Vice-Patron - Organist Laureate, Lincoln Cathedral UK
  • Gordon Craig  Chairman
  • The Venerable Elizabeth Body  Archdeacon of Whanganui
  • Tony Hunt  WCSOBGA & Chairman
  • Dave Cole  Board of Trustees, Wanganui Collegiate School
  • Peter Dickenson Former Associate Headmaster, Wanganui Collegiate School
  • Bruce Dickson Chapel Architect & Consultant
  • Nicholas Grigsby, MMus (Hons.), LTCL, FMusicolASMC, FSCSM, FRSA, AIRMTNZ, Director of Music & Chapel Organist, Wanganui Collegiate School
  • Alison Seifert Board of Trustees, Wanganui Collegiate School
  • Rodd Trott WCSOBGA
  • The Reverend Richard Evans  Chaplain, Wanganui Collegiate School
  • Richard Bourne Wanganui Collegiate School Museum Trust