In 1899 foundations for a permanent building were laid in a ceremony attended by five bishops. Despite great efforts by the school Provost Henry Meynell it took several years and much financial assistance by benefactors, in particular former Prime Minister the Marquess of Salisbury, before a shortened Chapel opened in 1908.
Further extensions in 1936 and 1986 produced the building that you see today. A building on the scale, although not to the same decorative design, as the original Chapel conceived by Meynell and his architect Walter Tower. The King’s College Chapel is unusual for a school founded by Woodard, whose High Anglican beliefs were reflected in very ornate chapel architecture. Instead as a focal point at King’s, Tower installed the large crucifix at the East End with the figure of Our Saviour sculpted in Oberammergau, Bavaria.