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Grays Inn Chapel

This is the chapel of one of the four Inns of Court. It is on the site of the chapel built in 1315, and rebuilt in the 1960s following destruction in the Second World War.

Holborn, Greater London

Opening times

The chapel is a place for quiet reflection open to all every day and for services on certain Sundays in the year. We are a Church of England foundation, but people from all Christian denominations, and those from all faiths and none, are always welcome.


Grays Inn
Greater London

There has been a chapel here since 1315, and lawyers have worshipped here ever since. The chapel is in fact older than the Inn itself, but only a medieval water stoop near the entrance door remains from that period.

The present chapel is on the same site as the chapel mentioned in 1315, except for the chancel which is a post war addition.

In the 1690s the building was found to be ruinous, and was reconstructed. It was restored in 1893 in a late Gothic style but was destroyed by enemy action in 1941.

The present chapel was built in the years following the Second World War to the designs of Sir Edward Maufe, the architect of Guildford Cathedral. The resulting chapel is larger than before, and the original stained glass windows, which had been removed for safety, were brought back in the 1960s rebuild.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Train station within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Non-accessible toilets in church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Café within 500m

  • Café in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Church of England

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