The Chapel of St Mary and St George is at the heart of Cheltenham College in every respect. It is at the centre of College life and routine, and the whole College 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 and iconic piece of architecture, designed by former pupil Henry Prothero to celebrate College’s 50th anniversary. 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.
College services and recitals are regularly streamed online. Upcoming and past streams can be viewed on the Cheltenham College Chapel Youtube channel here.
Public events, including Choral Evensong and organ recitals by internationally renowned performers, are held in Chapel throughout the year. Details are posted on the Chapel Facebook page and Chapel Twitter feed.
Download a booklet guide to Chapel here.
Chapel services are often part of a Society event, in particular reunion events and the annual Cheltonian Society Carol Service. See our events page for details of upcoming events.
Mr Nick Nelson, Head of History of Art and part of the Cheltonian Society team, takes us on a journey to discover the history of Chapel.
Watch the beautiful Nine Lessons and Carols Service from 11 December 2022. More...
Led by the remarkable team at Hirst Conservation Ltd, read about our ambitious project to conserve the lunettes in College Chapel! More...
See our new Chapel audio-visual equipment in action More...