King's College Chapel

King's College Chapel plays a central role in College life, as well as being the most instantly recognizable and iconic building in Cambridge. It is the place where new students matriculate and where Fellows are admitted and welcomed. We use the ante-chapel for concerts on a regular basis, and occasionally for lectures. The Chapel is the place where the Choir records music for our own record label.

During the University terms, we welcome hundreds of people to share in our daily services. On Christmas Eve we broadcast A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols live on radio and record television services for both Christmas and Easter. 

Choral services in the Chapel will resume on Tuesday 18th January. To attend, members of the wider University and the general public will need to book a place in advance: for full details please see here
 

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.

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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.

Nine Lessons

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

Easter at King's

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

Support the Chapel

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

King's Voices

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

Chapel News

King's appoints new Chaplain

The Reverend Dr Mary Kells will be joining the College in September as our new Chaplain.

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Radio to broadcast recorded version of Christmas Eve service

A recording of 2020’s A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols will be broadcast at the usual time on 24 December.

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Choristers joined by The King's Singers for Carols from King's

The internationally renowned vocal group stepped in to join the choristers for the traditional Christmas celebration after adult members of the Choir tested positive for COVID-19.