Churches & Services

Winchester College Chapel, Winchester SO23 9NA

The College was founded in 1382 by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England, to educate seventy poor scholars.  Today's seventy scholars still live and study in the same medieval buildings but the school has grown in the last 630 years and now numbers 700 boys, aged between 13 and 18, all of whom board.  Currently more than 120 boys receive financial assistance to enable them to attend the school. 

Winchester is unique among secondary schools in maintaining its original choral foundation.  And our choristers - known as Quiristers from the old spelling of Quire - attend the Pilgrims' School nearby in the Cathedral Close. 

Some choral services during term time are open to the public:

Tuesday 5.30pm Choral Evensong

Thursday 5.30pm Holy Communion (Common Worship traditional language)

Please check the website for current services.