St Luke's Chapel

From the time of St Luke's relocation to Heavitree Road in 1854, students would walk - in all weathers - to services at the Cathedral, until a Chapel was built adjoining the campus in 1896. It suffered a direct hit during the bombing raids of 1942 and was all but destroyed in the consequential fire, but was rebuilt and rededicated in 1952.

The stained glass of the trefoil at the top of the east window depicts a phoenix rising from flames, symbolising both the Chapel's history and the Christian belief in the resurrection.

The Chapel is open to all, and can be accessed via an outside door, or from the east wing of North Cloisters through the adjoining door. In the image above-left is a glimpse of the rope for the Chapel bell, which is rung about five minutes before services to remind anyone who wishes to attend.

Just through the entrance is a cosy lounge and small kitchen area, where you are welcome to relax and help yourself to refreshments, and a wifi connection is available for those who wish to study.

In the Autumn, the early morning sun sometimes catches the east window - the effect can be quite dazzling.

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