The Chapel Royal is a living, vibrant church, located at the heart of the historic palace. Everyone is welcome to attend the regular services held in the Chapel Royal and to worship in the place where kings and queens have done so for centuries.
June is a month in which attendance at the Sunday services in the Chapel Royal is usually very encouraging, probably because bad weather and adverse travelling conditions are less troublesome to regular worshippers and our visitors. The great season of important festivals in Holy Week and Eastertide, with special services and some of the finest sacred music ever composed, is now long past. But a glance at the monthly Music Programme for June shows that the very high liturgical standards of the Queen of Feasts (Easter) have been kept up: the Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul (transferred from the 29th of June to the nearest Sunday), for example, will be celebrated with an exquisitely beautiful Mass by Palestrina: Peterstide is nowadays the season for ordinations to the Sacred Ministry in the Church of England, and I shall be celebrating the forty-second anniversary of my Ordination to the Priesthood in Oxford. The celebration of The Queen’s Official Birthday will be kept on Sunday the 14th. If you are thinking of making your first visit to the Chapel Royal, this month of June will be a very good time for it, and we shall extend a very cordial welcome to you as a visitor or as a worshipper, or perhaps as both if you decide to make a second visit!
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. Click here to see more.
Choral Matins or Sung Eucharist at 11AM and Evensong at 3:30PM are held every Sunday. 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. Click here to see more.
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