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Convocation Marks the Start of the 2022 Academic Year

On Wednesday, September 7th, Heathwood Hall celebrated Convocation, a church service and long-standing Heathwood tradition that marks the beginning of the new school year.  

Bagpipe procession
A Heathwood tradition as old as Convocation, a piper leads the school in procession

The Episcopal service included students from the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools, faculty, staff and administration, and a number of Board members. Episcopal clergy from numerous churches in town presided, and the newly appointed Bishop of Upper South Carolina - and Heathwood Hall parent - the Right Reverend Daniel Richards delivered the homily.

Bishop Richards delivers the homily
Right Reverend Daniel Richards encourages students to choose a life of service to one another

As one of many beautiful traditions at Heathwood, Convocation offers our community the chance to gather, reflect and set intentions for our time together during the new school year. It allows us to pray for Heathwood Hall, its students, families, faculty and staff and the work we do with our students.

Communion during Convocation 2022
Communion is celebrated

Photos from Convocation celebrated across many decades can be found on Heathwood's Instagram; many parents of current Heathwood Hall students can be found in them. For photos and videos of this year's Convocation, please click the links below.