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.

The Chapel Royal was honoured to host the world premiere of a new Anthem composed by Judith Weir, The Master of The Queen’s Music , jointly commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces and The Choral Foundation to celebrate 500 years of Hampton Court Palace. "Praise Him with trumpets" is based on Psalms 146 and 150 and, in accordance with the wishes of the Hampton Court boy choristers, is – "majestic and royal, full of forte and life"; with "trumpets and trombones please, big and grand".

The premiere took place during a special service of thanksgiving for Hampton Court to be held on Monday 16th November. The composer was in attendance to hear the Hampton Court Chapel Royal Choir conducted by Carl Jackson, Rufus Frowde Organ and Trumpeters Max Bronstein and Ryan Linham perform the piece during an evening of music reflecting 500 years of choral composers associated with the Chapel Royal. It received a second performance on Sunday 22nd November.

The Church’s new year begins on Sunday 29 November - the First Sunday of Advent - with the hope of the coming Messiah. Choral Evensong on that day is replaced by a Service of Readings and Music for Advent which marks the beginning of a time of preparation and stillness as we wait in expectation.

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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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