Darlington School: Morris Chapel
 

Morris Chapel

An Upper School student’s Darlington career begins and ends in Morris Chapel. Each school year kicks off with an opening assembly held here, and every senior’s journey concludes with a Commencement ceremony held on the adjacent Chapel Lawn. Morris Chapel is used for weekly Upper School chapel services and assemblies as well as special events and performances for the entire school community.

Building History

The chapel’s construction was championed by Andrew Cooper, the son of Darlington founders John Paul and Alice Allgood Cooper, with the help of former school presidents C.R. Wilcox and E.L. Wright. Boys from the classes of 1956 and 1957 contributed one brick each, while friends and alumni of the school provided pews, stained glass windows, and a pipe organ. Morris Chapel was dedicated in 2001 in honor of the family of William S. Morris (’52).

 

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Kindergarten Christmas Play

December 14, 2018
The Deaton Darlings present their kindergarten Christmas play, "The Littlest Christmas Tree," in Morris Chapel.

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35th Annual Festival of Lessons & Carols

December 11, 2018
The student-led service featured readings from the biblical account of the Nativity and performances of Christmas classics like "Joy to the World" and "O Come, All Ye Faithful."

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Fall Sports Assembly

December 4, 2018
Student-athletes were recognized for excellence in fall sports at a special assembly on Monday, Dec. 3 in Morris Chapel.

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Festival of Lessons & Carols service returns Sunday

December 4, 2018
Darlington School will officially welcome the holidays this year with the 35th annual Festival of Lessons & Carols, which returns to Morris Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. The free event is open to the public and will also be streamed live.

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Student-athletes recognized at Fall Sports Assembly

December 3, 2018
Outstanding athletes in varsity cheerleading, crew, cross country, football, softball and volleyball were recognized at the Fall Sports Assembly on Monday, Dec. 3, in Morris Chapel.

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Traditions of Christmas

December 3, 2018
Upper School choral and instrumental students present the annual Traditions of Christmas concert in Morris Chapel.

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ALUMNI WEEKEND: Darlington Celebration

October 13, 2018
Wright Bagby ('63, LD '12) is recognized as Distinguished Alumnus during Darlington Celebration, kicking off Alumni Weekend.

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