At the centre of the school stands the Chapel, and this position is symbolic of its place in the life of Loretto.

The spiritual life of the school

Loretto is a non-denominational school. The whole school attends worship on selected Sundays, at 10.30am and otherwise on Wednesday mornings, at 10:55am. On certain Sundays the Nippers hold their own separate service in the Chapel. Parents are always welcome.

The building itself is a magnificent example of the skilful blending of a gothic revival and uncompromisingly modern architecture. It was a gift from Old Lorettonians as a memorial after the First World War, and the west end of the Chapel is lined with memorials. The Chapel was further beautifully enlarged and enhanced by a donation from a single Old Lorettonian in 1965 when the east end of the Chapel was extended.

The school tradition of worship draws from the distinctive practices of both the Church of Scotland and the Scottish Episcopal Church. In Chapel those from other religious traditions and those with no faith are made welcome.

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