In 1965 Rollins Chapel was renovated. The interior was white washed from top to bottom in order to make the chapel feel more open and illuminated. The side arches were plastered in to form a sacristy and a choir robing room; a large metallic sculpture, The Ark by Judith Brown, was added to the chapel; and the floors were covered with rich blue carpeting. The seats were controversially turned around toward the rear apse of the chapel, which is now the front. According to the Reverend Richard Unsworth, then the Dean of the Tucker Foundation, the purpose of the renovation was to achieve a vibrant, stimulating place to be in: "to excite a relationship to the world rather than a retreat from it."
Due to erosion between the stone face and the structure behind it, the west wall was rebuilt in 1985. Each stone was taken down, numbered, and replaced in the same position after the structure was made sound.
As part of its hundredth year anniversary and in order to return it to a Romanesque style, the Chapel was again renovated in the winter of 1986. The interior was repainted in the original colors as were the ceiling beams. The blue carpeting was removed and hardwood floors put in, with patterned carpet runners in the aisles. The eastern-most arches on either side of the west end were opened to provide a better view of the round apse from the transepts. The Austin organ was also refurbished and given a thorough cleaning.