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5. King’s College Chapel

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King’s College Chapel

Founded by King Henry VI in 1441, King's College Chapel took over a century to build and was completed in 1547.

It is one of the most important examples of late medieval English Architecture, with notable features including the Fan Vaulted Ceiling, stained glass and altarpiece by Rubens.

When he founded the chapel, the King stipulated that a choir of six lay clerks and 16 boy choristers should sing daily at services. This still happens in term time but today the choir also gives concerts all over the world. Its broadcast service of carols has become a much loved Christmas tradition.

The Choir
The daily services remain the raison d'être of the Choir including the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols broadcast live across the world on Christmas Eve.

The Choir performs regular concerts and tours and there are many recordings available from the College Shop.

Services on Mondays are sung by King's Voices, a mixed voice choir which also performs in concerts and other events during the year.

King’s College Chapel Address:               
King's College
Cambridge
CB2 1ST
England, UK

King’s College Chapel Opening Times:     
Term Time                                                                                                                         Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
Saturday 9.30 am to 3.15 pm
Sunday 1.15 pm to 2.15 pm

Out of Term                                          
Monday to Saturday, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Sunday, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Opening times for the Chapel may vary – phone for details

King’s College Chapel Admission:           
Adults £6.50
Children / students / senior £4.50

No charge for children under 12 when visiting with their family.
No charge for local residents (within a 12 mile radius), with proof of address.
No charge for local school groups (within a 12 mile radius and/or in Cambridgeshire)

Members of the public are welcome to visit the Chapel and the grounds of King's College, but are requested to remember that this is a working college where tutors, students and staff live, work and study.

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