Lancing's remarkable Chapel has a very significant role in the lives of pupils and of the school community. It symbolises the importance of Christian worship at our school and has a major influence on pupils’ strong sense of moral and spiritual awareness.

Lancing staff and pupils demonstrate an inclusive approach to all members of the school community whatever their situation, culture or religious background. Pupils can't fail to be affected by the beauty of the building, which is the central minster of the Woodard Corporation.

Whole-school services take place in the Upper Chapel and to witness the whole school coming together as one community in celebration, prayer and reflection is an amazing sight. The crypt is used for smaller congregations, such as for the Daily Eucharist as well as for choir practice and private prayer.

The whole school attends the College Eucharist every Wednesday morning, on one or two Sundays each term and to gather to mark special events such as Remembrance Sunday, Founder’s Day and the Leavers’ Service.

The College's renowned chapel choir is made up of pupils and staff from across the school and plays a major part in our worship.

Parents are very welcome to attend any of the Sunday services.

Visitors are very welcome to Lancing College Chapel. It is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm, and Sundays and Bank Holidays from 12 noon to 4pm. The Chapel is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Groups of visitors who would like a guided tour should contact the Verger, in advance, on +44 (0)1273 465949, or

Additional information for the Sense of Place Flower Festival 20–23 August 2020:
The Chapel will be closed to visitors from Monday 17 August – Wednesday 19 August in order for the Flower Festival to be set up.
The Flower Festival takes places from Thursday 20 August – Sunday 23 August. During this period, admission to the Chapel will be for Festival ticket holders only.
The Chapel will be closed to visitors from Monday 24 August – Wednesday 26 August for Flower Festival break down and removal.

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Events at the Chapel

Visit the Festival and enjoy the many and varied displays created by members of the Sussex Area of