Lancing College Chapel


Type:Church / Chapel

Lancing College, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 0RW

Tel: +44 (0)1273 452213 / 465949

Lancing College Chapel


Lancing College Chapel dominates the landscape to the north of the A27 and across the Adur Valley.

It was founded in 1868 and dedicated in 1911. It is a stunning example of Gothic revival and has a nave reaching over 90ft to the apex of the vault. The Rose Window has over 30,000 pieces of stained glass, it has a 32 ft diameter and is one of the largest in England. It was dedicated by Archbishop Coggan in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales in 1978. In May 2007 Archbishop Desmond Tutu dedicated a stained glass window in memory of Bishop Trevor Huddleston, a pupil at Lancing in the late 1920s. Internal features include the stall canopies, the brass lectern, bronze candlesticks and fine tapestries. There are two organs - the 4-manual Walker organ and the 2-manual Frobenius organ.

Lancing College was founded in 1848 by Nathaniel Woodard. It was the first of several schools he established as part of the Woodard Corporation and is today an independent co-educational secondary school.

The chapel is open to visitors from 10:00-16:00 Monday to Saturday and from 12:00-16:00 on Sundays. Groups of visitors who would like a guided tour should contact the Verger, Mr Andrew Howat, in advance, on 01273 465949, or email

Book Tickets



  • Disabled Parking
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Induction Loop System
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible - in upper Chapel only

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Off-road parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking
  • On site parking close by
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 40 minutes
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook. Check with the Verger before visiting.
  • Max group size - 52
  • Min group size - 1

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A27. Located on the A27, north of Shoreham Airport.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest rail station is Shoreham-by-Sea then by taxi.
Stagecoach bus route 9 between Worthing and Shoreham stops at Sussex Pad (restaurant) on the A27. There is a 2 mile walk along country road with no footpath in places.
For up to date timetables and public transport information contact: Traveline - 0871 200 2233 web:

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