The Lych Gate: Thankfulness

Enter the Lord’s gates with thanksgiving             

and His courts with praise;

give thanks to Him and praise His name.
For the Lord is good and His love endures forever;

His faithfulness continues through all generations.

                                                Psalm 100: 4-5

As you enter the DSG gates, may you be reminded of the privilege we have as sons and daughters of God to enter the Lord’s gates.

  • Sit or stand for a moment. Take a few deep breaths and invite God’s Holy Spirit into this moment.
  • God loved you before He laid the foundation of the universe. Use this time to thank Him for everything He has done for you, and trust that He is in control of everything.
  • What has the Almighty God done for you lately?

Omnipotent God, Your goodness and mercy are unparalleled! There is none like You; nothing compares to You. Thank You for Your honesty, kindness, and faithfulness. I am so grateful for the privilege to enter Your presence, where I find complete joy.
Thank You! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Give yourself space to process your prayer and only leave when ready.

What is a lych gate?

A lych gate is an Old English word for a covered gateway found at the entrance to a traditional English-style churchyard, often built from wood.

In 1992, this gate was built in memory of Mary Wise (née Windsor). Mary was a dynamic sportswoman and passionate Old Girl, who became the Guild President. She was a pupil in the late 1920s and passed away in 1991.

The Lych Gate is a cozy retreat, acting as a sheltered area (which has more recently been enclosed with glass) where the girls can wait while being collected from school. This simple, sturdy structure offers the girls refuge and safety after an active day at the DSG.

The gate has protected the DSG girls for over 30 years and will continue to do so for many years to come.