Lancing College Chapel

Tuesday 20th May 2008

We had an excellent attendance at the Outing to Lancing College Chapel.

The Verger, Roger Frewin, conducted us round giving a very full description of the history and use of the Chapel by the College and describing many facets of a most imposing building, claimed to be the largest dedicated school chapel in the world. He also told us of the history of the foundation of the College and how it operates as a Charitable Foundation today. Originally as a boys only school now it is mixed. For the railway enthusiasts amongst us, we remember the Southern Railway Schools Class locomotive “Lancing”. Those of us who could manage the stone steps were also able to visit the crypt.

The visit concluded with a recital on one of the pipe organs in the Chapel by an extremely talented young Organ Scholar from the College.

It was clear from member’s remarks at the end of the outing that they found it most enjoyable.

Richard Norton