Lancing College Chapel

Type:Cathedral / Minister

Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 0RW

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About

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.

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 originally designed by Stephen Dykes Bower and constructed between 1960 and 2017.

In 2020 work started to finally complete the chapel and its west end. Architect Michael Drury designed an elegant three-arched porch to provide an entrance worthy of a Grade 1 listed national monument. The project is scheduled to be completed in early 2022.

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.

Please note – unfortunately Lancing College Chape remains closed to visitors until further notice. For the latest news and updates visit www.lancingcollege.co.uk/chapel or our Facebook page @lancingcollegechapel.

Guide Prices

Free. Donations are requested for the Friends of Lancing Chapel. Visitors are asked to sign in for security purposes as they enter the Chapel. The other College buildings are not open to the public.

Directions

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.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Establishment Features

  • Cater for school groups
  • Dogs on Lead Only
  • Gift shop
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Guided tours by arrangement

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Opening Times

* The Chapel is open to the public daily throughout the year from 10am to 4pm, and 12 noon to 4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays (closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday & Easter Sunday).

Please see our Facebook page @lancingcollegechapel for the latest news and updates.

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