Guernsey Government House

Restoration of the Little Chapel

On the morning of Friday 26th April, His Excellency will attend a small ceremony at the Little Chapel, where the contractors and professional team who enabled the recent restoration work to be completed will be acknowledged.

During the event, His Excellency will also be invited to unveil a brass plaque, which explains the background of a pearl carving donated to the Little Chapel by a previous Lieutenant-Governor, Major General Sir Edward Broadbent, in 1938.  The carving was only discovered very recently, behind a piece of cracked, dirty glass.  By way of explanation, in an extract from Les Vauxbelets College Echo at that time, Brother Deodat wrote:

'The most remarkable gift comes from His Excellency and Lady Broadbent, in the form of pearl, measuring 5 inches in diameter, engraved with a beautiful St George crushing the Dragon, bearing on the front the word "Bethlehem".  I propose to reserve a place fo honour for this very appreciated gift.'