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Ellesmere College

The Chapel

When Ellesmerians return to visit the College, the Chapel is often uppermost on their list of places to see!

The Chapel represents the Christian ethos, which is at the very heart of the College's foundation. Far from making the College exclusive and intolerant, the Christian principles to which the College aspires encourage those who study and work here to be caring, tolerant and respectful towards others and understanding of all beliefs.

Students attend Chapel twice a week for a short service. There is usually a bible reading, a thought for the day, a prayer and a hymn. On an annual basis the bishop visits to carry out Confirmation (with baptism if required). A College Eucharist is held each half term.

There are two important services during the Michaelmas Term which are attended by pupils, parents, staff, Old Ellesmerians and members of the local community. They are the Remembrance Sunday Eucharist, followed by lunch and Carol Services at the end of the Michaelmas term.

Often the most popular of these is the Community Carol Service when the Headmaster extends an invitation to members of the local community to join the School in a wonderful candle-lit service.

Download The Chapel Leaflet

Saturday Service Information 

SATURDAY SERVICE (Dates to Follow)

Saturday Service is Ellesmere College's public offering of traditional worship (Book of Common Prayer, Holy Communion.)

It is open to all members of the college and local community.

We hope to provide high quality liturgy, music, and preaching.

The service will often be followed by refreshments and a retiring collection for a local charity.