As well as being the most instantly recognizable and iconic building in Cambridge, King's College Chapel plays a central role in College life. 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 very occasionally for lectures. The Chapel is the place where the choir records music for CDs and digital release on our own Recording Label.
Every day in term time we welcome hundreds of people to share in our daily services. In December we broadcast a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols live on Radio on Christmas Eve and pre-record Television services for both Christmas and Easter.
In short, although it is a place of outstanding beauty, historic importance and international fame, the Chapel's primary purpose is to be a spiritual resource for the college community. For instance, the Chapel is also put to use during the annual 'King's Affair' as a quiet and restorative space for those who have been enjoying the noisier attractions elsewhere in College.