The Chancel’s fourteenth-century miserichords and cushioned Tudor pews comfortably seat about 75 people. Additional seating can be added to accommodate up to 100 people (including performers).
Wedding blessings, puppet shows, art exhibitions, fashion shows, storytelling and Shakespeare plays have all taken place here. It can also be hired as an additional space for your party or wedding reception in conjunction with the café. In this context the chancel is particulary good as a space for drinks before the meal, or dancing afterwards.
During business hours this space is open for all to use (unless there is a service or event). The chancel has many original features which tell the story of St Michael’s Church, the oldest college chapel in Cambridge. The chancel also offers a break-out space for café diners who are visiting with young children.