Restoration of the Chapel

From April 2015 Trinity’s chapel has been undergoing an extensive programme of renovation and restoration.

In 2010 a report into the state of the chapel revealed that the exquisite Grinling Gibbons carvings, the plasterwork and the paintings were in need of particular attention, alongside a comprehensive programme of cleaning.  Watch a film of the restoration work

April 2016

The work on the chapel has been completed on time and the chapel has reopened with a service of rededication conducted by the Chaplain and the Rt Revd Colin Fletcher (1969), Bishop of Dorchester and acting Bishop of Oxford, attended by the Chancellor, Lord Patten.

The final stages included fitting the flooring around the pews, final work to finish and wax the woodwork, and the refitting of the final pieces of the Grinling Gibbons carvings, after which the chapel was given a final clean before the fixtures and furnishings were returned, including a new altar frontal. The work on the organ was also completed, though it will continue to be voiced during the course of Trinity term.

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Posted: 23 April 2016 

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