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 temporary Sunday services
11am – Sung Eucharist only
Currently, we are holding Sunday services at 11am only. The 8.30am service, Choral Matins and Choral Evensong are temporarily suspended until further notice. We are also 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).
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 (Currently suspended)
Except during the summer months (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. Please note that there are currently no public weekday services taking place in the Chapel. We will update the website when these are able to resume.
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.
The Chapel Royal
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