Chapel of Ss Mary & Nicolas—Lancing College

Lancing, Sussex England UK

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This Gothic chapel was founded in 1868 and dedicated in 1911. Symbols of both patron saints, St Mary and St Nicolas, are found throughout the chapel.

Benjamin Britten’s Saint Nicolas Cantata was written and first performed for Lancing College’s Centenary Celebrations in 1948. Inasmuch as St. Nicolas was the patron saint of children (and co-patron of Lancing College), one of the commissioners had suggested “a hymn to Saint Nicolas.”

The Altar of Saint Nicolas, south aisle