Bishop Edward King Chapel

Award winning Chapel set in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.

Cuddesden, Oxfordshire

Opening times

This is a private chapel that the College uses for worship most days.
Visitors are welcome on weekdays between 10am and 4.30pm.
Please let us know if you would like to visit so we can advise you of any scheduled worship by contacting us.


Ripon College
OX44 9EX

Set in the grounds of Ripon College Cuddesdon, the Edward King Chapel stands before a backdrop of the stunning Oxfordshire countryside. Endowed by the Cuddesdon Sisters, Their brief to the architect was 'for the chapel to be foremost a place for the cultivation of personal prayer as well as of public worship. We knew that what was needed was not just a building but a work of art which would touch the spirit'. 

Aligned east to west, the chapel is elliptical in plan providing a collegiate form of worship with seating for up to 120. A dog toothed stone façade surmounted by a clerestory encircles the lofty and light interior. This rises to a height of 9.8m, with a latticework of soaring timber columns and intricate vaulted ceiling.

A horseshoe shaped prayer room for the Sisters projects outwards from the main body of the chapel, as does a smaller private prayer space and a niche for the Blessed Sacrament. The sacristy opens off a small anteroom linked to the Chapel and together with the main entrance a second point of entry passes beneath the freestanding timber bell tower. The bishops of Oxford, Gloucester and Dorchester dedicated and blessed the Edward King Chapel on Friday, 1st February 2013.

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Wifi

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Level access throughout

  • Car park at church

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Church of England

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