Chapel

The Chapel stands physically and spiritually at the heart of Malvern College and is a place where our community comes together.

As a Church of England foundation with the Bishop of Worcester as its President of Council Visitor, the College worship is Anglican in style and inclusive by nature. During the weekly Chapel services, spiritual, moral and cultural contemporary issues are discussed, and pupils regularly take an active role in being part of these – presenting talks, music or drama.

The Crypt Chapel, which lies beneath the main Chapel, is open daily as a space which any member of the community may use for quiet prayer or meditation.

Confirmation and Baptisms are also conducted for members of the community.

The Revd David Ibbotson is Malvern College’s resident Chaplain, and is here to offer help, advice and counsel for pupils and staff: he is responsible for the spiritual support and nurture of the whole Malvern family.

David was educated at Manchester University where he read Chemistry followed by a PGCE. He previously taught at Monmouth School and Watford Grammar School before joining Lord Wandsworth College where he became Director of Studies for 15 years. After studying Theology at Sarum College in Salisbury David was ordained in 2012 and left teaching to undertake a curacy at Tewkesbury Abbey. He has since been School Chaplain at the Monmouth Schools and Eastbourne College before joining Malvern College in January 2019. He is a serving ISI Inspector and continues to teach Chemistry.