Charity number: 241403
PHOTOS - Click HERE to view a set of Chapel photos on Flickr, taken from an unusual perspective.
Lancing College Chapel is a nationally important masterpiece of the gothic revival as well as an iconic symbol of our school. It needs and deserves as many friends as possible.
The Friends of Lancing Chapel is a charity completely independent from the school, which has been giving financial support and professional advice to the Chapel for over 60 years.
The constitutional objectives of the Friends are to complete and maintain the Chapel of S Mary and S Nicolas. The Friends built the west wall and rose window, completed the glazing, lighting and furnishing of the Chapel and contributed to the Handford Porch, the South Aisle door and the new Crypt altar. Meanwhile they have also given over £1m to a series of stone conservation contracts over the past 30 years.
Because of its size and exposed position, the Chapel will always need expensive maintenance. There is also a determination to complete the west end to a standard worthy of the rest of the building and this now seems to be a possibility.
Click on the image above to see details of the proposed West Porch and a survey of the achievements of the Friends (PDF, 1.5 MB). Additional Patron: Rear Admiral Sir Robert Woodard KCVO RN OL
Sir Robert Woodard laying the foundation stone to inaugurate the completion of the Chapel
Apart from visitors’ donations and specific appeals, the Friends have depended entirely upon Members’ covenants and legacies. Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of OLs and parents over the years, the Chapel is now in excellent condition and well cared for. Plans are also being drawn up for the proposed west porch, so that building could begin at once if funds became available.
To become a Friend, contact the Hon Secretary at Lancing College, Lancing BN15 0RW or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The minimum subscription is £10 per annum.