Services and Events

All are welcome to attend the sung religious services at The Chapel Royal. The Chapel Royal is a living, vibrant church with heavenly music, located at the heart of the historic palace. The services are from The Church of England Book of Common Prayer. Those attending the Chapel for a service only do not pay the Palace entrance fee.

Regular Sunday Services

8.30am - Holy Communion
11.00am - Choral Matins or Sung Eucharist (except during summer recess)
1.00pm - Lunchtime music recitals
2.15pm until 3.00pm) - Rehearsals of the choir (except during summer recess). Open to the public visiting the Holy Day Closet.
3:30pm - Choral Evensong (except during summer recess)

Please refer to our latest Music Programme for more details

In addition to the regular services, the Chapel organises a number of special events and services which take place during the year.

Christmas Carol Services

There will be Christmas Carol services open to the general public on the following dates:

3rd December – Music and Readings for Advent (3:30pm)

17th December - Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (6pm start time - queuing will be permitted from 4:30 pm, with doors opening at 5pm)

24th December – Midnight Mass of the Nativity (11:30pm) (doors open 10:45pm)

25th December – Christmas Day Eucharist (11am) (doors open 10:15am)

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