University Of Glasgow Chapel

By | 2nd June 2017

University Of Glasgow Chapel

The Memorial Chapel at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, was consecrated on 4 October 1929, and is dedicated to the memory of the former students and staff of the University who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars. It is located in the West Quadrangle of the Main Building of the University, and was designed by Sir John Burnet. The chapel is protected as a category A listed building.

At the heart of the University stands the peaceful and magnificent Memorial Chapel. Created as a vibrant memorial to love and remembrance, the Chapel is a place of beauty for both worship and celebration. One of the few locations in Scotland where marriages in the Protestant or Reformed and Roman Catholic faiths can be celebrated, weddings conducted by humanist celebrants can also be held in the University Chapel.

Viewing

You can visit the Chapel every weekday from 0900 until 1700 and by appointment on Saturdays when weddings are taking place.

University Of Glasgow Chapel

Timings

Weddings can take place on Saturdays and Sundays during term time and on any day during the University holidays.

Weddings can start at:

  • 1200,
  • 1400,
  • 1600, and
  • 1800 each day.

Please note that your marriage ceremony must start at the alloted time. The University can be booked to host 4 weddings each day, therefore in order for you to enjoy your wedding service to the full, each marriage ceremony must commence at the agreed times of 1200, 1400, 1600 and 1800.

Failure to do this may impact on the time available to take photographs on arrival and upon exit. It may also require the visiting celebrants to adjust the wedding service to fit the available time.

University Of Glasgow Chapel

Chapel calendar

Please note the calendar below is for guidance purposes only and does not show all events taking place in the Chapel.

The information is displayed with a 24h delay – any dates booked today will be reflected in the calendar the following day.

For more information please contact the Weddings Organisers:

Chapel Choir

The Chapel Choir sings at services and concerts every Tuesday evening at 6pm during term-time, and at other events in the Chapel, such as the Remembrance Sunday service, Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, and weddings.[14][15] The Choir is composed of between twenty-eight to thirty-two singers, including students, staff and graduates, and takes SATB form. The Choir has recorded widely and completed a number of tours, including the United States (2002), when it sang at the Sunday morning service in Saint Thomas Church on Fifth Avenue; Germany (1999, 2000, 2004, 2010); the Baltics (2007); and Tuscany (2009).[16] The Director of Chapel Music is Katy Lavinia Cooper, who was appointed in April 2015 after James Grossmith left to become chorusmaster of the Royal Swedish Opera.