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.
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.