The School Chapel

Benenden Chapel

Our beautiful School Chapel, built in 1956 and dedicated by Archbishop Fisher, lies at the heart of the School.  Refurbished in 2008, it is a very calm and uplifting place.  The main features include a newly commissioned font, made by Canterbury Pottery, a stunning walnut Altar bearing the Latin inscription Ubi caritas et amor, meaning love and charity and the extraordinary window designed by Leonie Seliger of the Canterbury Cathedral Stained Glass Studio; it bears the words Be strong and of good courage, the Lord your God is with you, taken from the School reading from the Book of Joshua.  Following the refurbishment, the School Chapel was rededicated by the Bishop of Dover.

The School Chapel is used for some Sunday Services, midweek Services, Confirmation Classes, Bible Studies and much more!  As importantly, the School Chapel is always open for pupils, staff and parents to find a quiet place away from the hubbub of daily life.  The Chaplain is always on hand to be a listening ear.