This photo shows the lighting of the Paschal Candle in April 2006.
Such events cannot easily happen outdoors these days, as the staircase up to the Chapel has been fitted with smoke detectors (a problem with incense) and heat detectors (a problem with the flame of the candle). These potentially life saving devices were fitted in the autumn of 2006. Initially, smoke detectors were fitted in both the Chapel and the Sacristy, but I managed to persuade the Fire Officer to change these to heat detectors so that we could continue having incense at our services. I am pleased to report that during my time as Chaplain the Fire Brigade were never called out to the school as a result of our activities!