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.

Choral services cease after Sunday 19 July, and are resumed on Sunday 13 September. The daily celebration of the Eucharist will continue at 8.30 a.m. every weekday in the Queen’s Holy Day Closet and on Sundays in the Chapel Royal, as usual. Those who regularly attend the choral services on Sundays will be warmly welcomed at the said Sunday Eucharist at 8.30 a.m. during the choir recess.

The Sunday lunchtime recitals series will continue throughout the summer at 1 pm for visitors to Hampton Court Palace, with recitals of organ music on the Schrider/Hill organ built in 1711.

Anthony Howe It has been announced that Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to appoint the Revd Anthony Howe, Vicar of Christ Church, Staincliffe, to be Chaplain of the Chapel Royal Hampton Court Palace and Deputy Priest-in-Ordinary. Fr Anthony was born and grew up in Suffolk before going up to Oxford to read for a degree in Music at The Queen’s College, during which time he also sang as a choral scholar in the chapel choir. He trained for the priesthood at St Stephen’s House, Oxford, at which he read for a second Oxford degree, in Theology. He was ordained Deacon in 2001 and priest in 2002 in the Diocese of Oxford.

Bishop Tony Robinson, the Chairman of the Council of Bishops, said: “I am delighted that Fr Anthony has been appointed to serve as Chaplain in the Royal Household with responsibility for Hampton Court Palace. Given his gifts with music and liturgy he is well-suited to this post."

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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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