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.
Current pattern to Sunday services (until Sunday 25th July)
8.30 am – Holy Communion
11am – Sung Eucharist
(Choral Matins on second Sunday of the month)
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.
Please check the music list for details of weekday services.
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).
There are no special announcements at this time.
For more information, please call the Vestry on 020 3166 6515 and leave us a message.
Our usual arrangement for services
Except during the summer recess (26th July – 18th September) the Choir sings on Sundays at 11.00 a.m. and 3.30 p.m.
The Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday at 8.30 a.m (all year round), and on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 12.30 p.m. (term time only).
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.