Opened in 1904
Eltham College was founded in 1842 as the ‘School for the Sons of Missionaries’ so it is not surprising that our large school chapel forms to this day an important and integral part of school life.
Every day of the week there are chapel services for different year groups. The School’s Christian Union group, known as ‘ECCE’, guided by the school Chaplain, Revd Jim Houghton, holds regular meetings there and the Chapel is also a focal point for reflection and private prayer at any time of day by students and staff.
Special services are held at the Chapel, notably leavers’ services and other commemorations such as the Act of Remembrance every November and the annual services of Carols by Candlelight. The chapel is also used for non-religious purposes. For instance, the student-led Congress meetings are held every term in the Chapel, and sometimes for staff meetings. It can also be used during holiday periods by the local community for weddings and other services by special arrangement.