Worcestershire Places of Worship

Malvern College Chapel, Great Malvern (1) (38k) Malvern College Chapel, Great Malvern (2) (37k) Above Photograph(s)
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Malvern College Chapel, Great Malvern
Malvern College Chapel,
College Road / Priory Road,
Great Malvern, Worcestershire.


We believe the Chapel does NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded after 1897, and we understand it is still open.

The following information about the Chapel has been provided to accompany the photographs on the right. A list of people who have supplied the information is included in the Acknowledgements, below.

[Image 1] The buildings of the public school (Malvern College) are typical Victorian, and bear much resemblance to Clifton College in Bristol. The chapel stands to the west conveniently sited before you get to reception and with an open door, so not asking permission in I went! The stone (Cotswold Honey Coloured Ashlar) contrasts sharply with the more typical grey stone of the rest. The chapel is a rather dull building by Sir Arthur Blomfield and built 1897-99. It is in a Tudor Perpendicular style with strangely flying buttresses to the low south aisle walls.[1]

[Image 2] Inside typically arranged, very dark, and in places overbearingly warm (like standing over the heating vents in the floor for instance). Pevsner states that the stained glass is all by C.E.Kempe - which cannot be true. Much is but certainly not all.[1]


Now or formerly School/College Chapel.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.


This Chapel is located at OS grid reference SO7777145439. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Great Malvern, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.


A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:

1. Information provided by Phil Draper.

Information last updated on 27 Nov 2011 at 09:48.

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This Report was created 20 Aug 2021 - 10:48:28 BST from information held in the Worcestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 7 Feb 2019 at 12:48.

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