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.

March sees the season of Lent. Its origin lies not in any conscious re-enactment of our Lord's time in the wilderness, which remains only a secondary theme of the season, but in the rigorous preparation of Christians for the celebration of the death and resurrection of Christ in Holy Week and at Easter. It is this sense of preparation, and so of eager expectation with Good Friday and Easter Day always in view, that characterises the season and the music heard this month at the choral services.

All of us at the Chapel Royal have very much enjoyed playing our part in the BBC Tudor Treasures season. If you saw the film about the Baptism of Edward VI or the live broadcast during the week in which the palace celebrated its 500th birthday, we hope that you will pay a visit to the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court to see its ministry and work today. We look forward to welcoming you.

Carl Jackson
Director of Music

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Your 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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