Worship & Visiting

The Chapel Royal Establishment

The Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace is a part of the ecclesiastical Household of Her Majesty The Queen. Her Majesty provides this beautiful place of worship and its establishment of a Chaplain, a Director of Music and a full-time Choir for all who may wish to worship here.

The Chapel Royal is a living, vibrant church with heavenly music, located at the heart of the historic palace. Everyone is welcome to attend the sung religious services at The Chapel Royal or to visit the place where Kings and Queens have worshipped for centuries.

The Chapel Royal has always been an active church within the Church of England: its services are traditional, according to the Book of Common Prayer of 1662. 

Services and Events

Current pattern to Sunday services

8.30 am – Holy Communion

11am – Sung Eucharist

3.30pm – Evensong

We are holding services on Sunday as normal. 

We are not currently holding lunchtime music recitals, although we hope to resume these as soon as we are able to.

All are welcome at these services (and entry to the Palace is free for those who come as worshippers in the Chapel Royal, but you must buy a ticket if you wish also to visit the rest of the palace or gardens, if they are open).

Special Announcements

There will be 12.30pm services every day (Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th & Friday 16th April) this week during the period of mourning for HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 

Hampton Court Palace will be closed on Saturday, April  17th as a mark of respect as the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh takes place in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. There will be no service on Saturday. 

For more information, please call the Vestry on 020 3166 6515 and leave us a message.

Usual Sunday Services

8.30am - Holy Communion
11am - Sung Eucharist
3.30pm - Evensong
From 18.iv.21

Online Worship

Watch our most recent service online

Our usual arrangement for services (Currently suspended) 

Except during the summer recess (the 4th and 5th Sundays in July, all of August, and the first Sunday in September) the Choir sings on Sundays at 11.00 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. 

The Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday and Wednesday at 8.30 a.m, and on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Holy Days at 12.30 p.m. (Currently suspended, but weekday services will take place during the week commencing April 12th 2021, see above for details).

The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the tabernacle in the niche to the north of the High Altar for the Communion of the sick and as a focus for devotion to the sacramental presence of our Lord and for prayer.

Occasional services such as baptisms, confirmations, marriages and funerals can only be arranged for regular worshippers at the Chapel Royal. 

All photographs of the Chapel Royal or taken in the Chapel Royal are with the gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen.

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Photography by Richard Champness. Website designed and maintained by Richard Lewis.