King's College Chapel is a place of worship, attended and loved by people within the College and outside it. Church of England services are held here, including daily Evensong and sung Eucharist on Sundays.
The Dean and Chaplain play an important pastoral role in the College and encourage spiritual awareness in the community. This is a challenging task, for the College is made up of people with many different faiths and many belonging to no faith at all.
However, King's is a tolerant community. In the Chapel you will find Christianity in dialogue with various other beliefs and intellectual practices. Many different speakers have been invited to address the Chapel, including the Dalai Lama and Tony Benn.
Inspiration for a range of interests: this painting is by Priti, studying Architecture
The Chapel is also one of the most splendid achievements of Gothic architecture in Europe, as well as something of a monument to the vanity of Henry VIII. King's College is highly conscious of its responsibility in caring for this extraordinary building.
How to attend Choral Evensong
Visiting prospective students and their families are welcome to attend Choral Evensong in the Chapel when it is on. If you would like to attend a service, please see details of what is on in the Chapel services section. Do note that doors open 15 minutes before the start of the service and it is essential to arrive in time as latecomers are not allowed in. Services are free of charge. For further information about attending services, please call ++44 (0)1223 331212. For more general information about visiting the College see open days and visiting at other times.
- Virtual tour of King's College Chapel
- The Chapel in film about 'Britain's best buildings'
- Choral Awards
- See the Chapel and Choir sections.