King's College Chapel

King's College Chapel plays a central role in College life. It was built as a place of daily worship for the College scholars, and today Evensong continues to take place daily during termtime. Started by Henry VI in 1446 and completed by Henry VIII, it has the largest fan vault in the world and some of the finest medieval stained glass. 

Members of the public are warmly welcomed to join us for acts of worship including daily Evensong and sung Eucharist on Sundays.

From choir concerts to organ recitals, there are regular occasions to come and enjoy wonderful music at King's.

Find out about the history of King's College Chapel from its foundation by Henry VI in 1441 to the present day.

Who's Who

Meet the Dean, Chaplain and other members of the team who play an important role in the life and upkeep of the Chapel.

The Organ

With its gilded pipework and unmistakeable sound, our Harrison & Harrison organ is famous the world over.

Virtual Tour

Venture virtually inside our world-famous Chapel and explore from the chancel to the West End roof.

Introduced in 1918, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is broadcast to millions of people around the world.

Easter at King’s is a festival of services, concerts and talks over the period of Holy Week and Easter.

Help us preserve our historic Chapel and improve the experience of our worshippers and visitors.

Founded in 1997, King's Voices is our mixed voice choir and has a regular programme of rehearsals and services.

Chapel News

Former Choral Scholar becomes LPO Principal Conductor

Edward Gardner has been announced as the new Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sir Stephen Cleobury presented with prestigious new choral award

Sir Stephen has been awarded the inaugural "Lifetime Achievement in Choral Music" Award from the Worshipful Company of Musicians.

Choirs join forces for historic Evensong

The choirs of King's and St John's to sing their annual joint Evensong, to be Stephen Cleobury's last.

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Contact Details

General Enquiries

Email: deans-verger@kings.cam.ac.uk
Tel: (+44) (0)1223 746506

Dean

Email: dean@kings.cam.ac.uk
Tel: (+44) (0)1223 331419

Visiting the Chapel

Email: tourism@kings.cam.ac.uk
Tel: (+44) (0)1223 331212