The Chapel

Images: © David Borland

The Chapel at Churchill College is ecumenical and provides a locus for worship for all Christian people in the College community. Any Christian group may use the Chapel for prayer, Bible study or discussion, and can book through the Chairman of the Trustees.

The Chaplain is the Revd. Canon Nigel Cooper. He is available via email to hear from fellows, students and staff of the College on any matter with which he may be able to help. He is in College on Thursdays  and Sunday evenings in Full Term.

The Chapel is usually open for private prayer, meditation and quiet. It can be opened with your room key, or if you live out (or if you are in one of the recently renovated staircases), a key can be borrowed from the Porters.

Collections are not taken. A plate for offerings is placed near the door. All offerings go to charity.


The Chapel Trust is committed to safeguarding everyone involved with the Chapel. Keeping each other safe is a responsibility for everyone.

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, or if you wish to disclose an historic case please seek advice from the chapel’s safeguarding officer, Dr Liz DeMarrais ( or report the matter to the Cambridgeshire Social Care Services (0345 045 5203 (8-6pm Monday to Friday) or 01733 234 724 (out of hours), or the Police without delay on 101. If it’s an emergency call 999.

Further resources:

Cambridgeshire Social Care: and

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

Stop it now: 0808 1000 900

NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

Samaritans: 116 123

Family lives: 0808 800 2222

National Domestic Violence helpline: 0808 2000 247

Action on Elder abuse: 080 8808 8141

Men’s Advice Line: 0808 8010 327

National Careline: 0800 0699 784


Chapel Choir

Information about the Chapel Choir is available here:

Chapel Choir


Organ and Choral Scholarships

Information about choral scholarships can be found on the chapel choir page.

Information about the Elizabeth Cockcroft Organ Scholarship and the Chapel organ is available on the organ page.


Baptisms, Confirmations, Weddings, Memorial Services, Funerals

Please contact the Chaplain, Revd Canon Nigel Cooper.

Email the Chaplain

Music Practice

Members of College are welcome to use the Chapel for private music practice when it is not being used for services, except at certain times when the Chapel is reserved for quiet prayer. More information is available on the Music Practice page, and is on display in the chapel.

It is possible to book the Chapel for music rehearsals involving larger groups. If you would like to place a booking, please place a request from the booking form and we will then confirm with you if the date and time is available.

Booking Request Form