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Chapel

The Chapel of St Mary and St George is at the heart of Cheltenham College in every respect. 

It is at the heart of College life and routine, and the whole community attends Chapel five times a week.  It is also an environment that supports the wellbeing of pupils by providing a peaceful place for reflection and contemplation.  

Chapel is a magnificent piece of architecture that sits in the heart of College grounds.

Designed by former pupil Henry Prothero to celebrate College’s 50th anniversary and dedicated in 1896, it seats over 700 people.

 

Whilst services follow the practices of the Church of England and are led by Anglican clergy, deep respect for other faiths is cultivated at College. 

The  purpose of morning chapel is the development of the values of justice, peace, love, compassion, forgiveness and integrity. We follow a thematic syllabus that corresponds in many ways to the Church calendar, but also facilitates broader reflection and teaching. The daily chapel talks are given by pupils, members of staff or the chaplains. 

Public events are held in Chapel throughout the year and full details are posted on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. Our weekly Evensong (6.00pm) services are open to all. Parents, OCs and members of the public are most welcome to attend our Sunday service. We ask that you gain prior permission from the Senior Chaplain before attending.

The Senior Chaplain is the Reverend Dr Adam Dunning. He joined us from parish ministry and is assisted by the Reverend Dr Adrian Samuel and his wife the Reverend Dr Kerry Samuel. Dr Dunning read Philosophy and Theology at Oxford University and after completing a Ph.D at the University of Birmingham trained for the priesthood at Cambridge University. He is also the College Director of Community, Charity and Partnerships.

Please take a look at our Chapel Timetable (PDF 268KB).