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Lancing College Chapel

Type:Cathedral / Minister

Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 0RW

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Lancing College Chapel is a magnificent Gothic Revival chapel set in the South Downs National Park and is the largest school chapel in the world - the height of the nave is 90ft to the apex of the vault. It was founded by Nathaniel Woodard in 1868 and dedicated in 1911. However the building remains incomplete.

The west end includes the massive rose window, dedicated by Archbishop Coggan in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales in 1978, which at 32ft in diameter is the largest in England. The west end was designed by Stephen Dykes Bower and constructed between 1960 and 2017. It remains unfinished but there are plans to complete it.

Come and view the many other notable features of this magnificent building, including the stained glass window consecrated by Archbishop Desmond Tutu on 22nd May 2007 in memory of Bishop Trevor Huddleston, a pupil at Lancing in the late 1920's, and the alter tapestries woven on the William Morris looms as well as the organs, wood carvings and other works of art. 

The chapel lies in the school grounds of Lancing College, an independent boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 13-18 founded in 1848

The Chapel is open to visitors daily 10am-4pm (Mon - Sat); 12noon-4pm (Sun and Bank Holidays)

Access information: Disabled parking spaces are available to users.


Road Directions

Lancing College is situated mid way between Lancing and Shoreham, off A27 and north of Shoreham Airport  

Public Transport Directions

Accessible by Public Transport: Shoreham-by-Sea station is 3 miles away.



  • Wheelchairs available

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for groups
  • Public toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)


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