Lancing College and the Friends of Lancing Chapel have recently launched a fundraising campaign to complete the West End of Lancing Chapel. With 70% of the target already raised, the campaign seeks to raise the remaining £350,000 to complete the work in 2020.
It is just over 40 years since the Chapel’s west wall and rose window were dedicated by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales. The final touch to this gothic masterpiece will be an elegant three-arched porch for the west front which will provide shelter for new glazed doors at the entrance to this Grade 1 listed national monument.
Work will start on the project in October this year and will be completed by the end of 2020 with a service of dedication planned for the summer of 2021. Lancing Chapel is known for being the largest school chapel in the world and the fourth tallest ecclesiastical building in the British Isles. It houses both the biggest rose window built in modern times and the last great tapestries woven on the William Morris looms.
For every visitor the Chapel will have its own special meaning because it is a place of enrichment, nurture, challenge and encounter. As well as serving an international community, it is used as a performance venue for broadcasting globally and is open daily to the public.
The architect Michael Drury’s imaginative new design has been received with wide acclaim and can be seen in the attached images. The stonework will be carried out by local experts and stonemasons Chichester Stoneworks, who have also carried out previous work on the Chapel.
If you would like to find out more and be part of the Chapel’s history please visit the website
Notes for editors regarding additional materials and access:
- This project will be ongoing throughout 2020 and we welcome members of the press who would like to follow aspects of the development over time
- We can arrange for high quality historical images of the Chapel, you can see a range of these attached here and on the website
- Tours of the Chapel, interviews and more detailed information on the building work can be arranged by appointment.