The Chapel Renovation

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We are relying on the support of generous donors to meet the cost of as much of the Chapel refurbishment as possible. All donations, of whatever amount, are greatly appreciated.

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A guide to the restored chapel

Chapel Guide cover

View the new guide book which shows the work that has been carried out on the chapel.

Oxford Today

‘Simply Divine’: An article about the restoration is featured on the Oxford Today website.

Trinity’s chapel has undergone an extensive year-long programme of renovation.

The Chapel reopened on 23 April with a service of rededication, after being closed for just over a year.

The priceless Grinling Gibbon’s carvings, exquisite plasterwork and magnificent ceiling paintings have all been cleaned, repaired, and in the case of the carvings, the nineteenth-century black staining removed. A Victorian window has been returned to its original position above the entrance and the organ has been refurbished. A  new lighting system shows the work off to very best effect and a full redecoration has returned the chapel to its original splendour.

Such extensive work on a Grade I listed building required specialist craftsmen and material. Work on the organ is still underway and the final cost is likely to be in the region of £1 million. The Governing Body sees this project as one of such significance that it agreed to underwrite the cost with money from the endowment, but the intention continues to be to fund as much of the work as possible through donations.

A short film of the chapel restoration work

An introduction to the project, filmed during the early stages of the work.

Updates on the Restoration
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Gifts can be regular or one off and can be made in a number of ways. However you decide to give, your essential support is greatly appreciated.