A very calm and uplifting place, our beautiful School Chapel was built in 1956 and was refurbished in 2008. Compared to some of the larger facilities at Benenden, the Chapel offers pupils a smaller, more intimate space that is perfect for reflection.
The main features include a 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, originally dedicated by Archbishop Fisher, was rededicated by the Bishop of Dover.
The School Chapel is used for some Sunday Services, midweek Services, Fourth, Upper Fourth and Lower Fifth Prayers, 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. A Prayer Book is available to write Intentions in and the Chaplain is always on hand to be a listening ear.